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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: interior lighting in hotels
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    115 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    Basic resource with many uses...
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Credit compliance in elevator halls
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    256 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: Exemplary Performance
    in Schools 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    16 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: Data Centers Modeling Guidelines
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    56 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: One model or various separate models
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    124 Ana Paula Quiros
    Architect, LEED AP BD+C
    Livet Consulting
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: LEED Boundary for CI and SSc1
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    224 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: Fire Exits, with no exterior handles
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    316 Ileana Delgado
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: Ongoing commissioning when follow EA c2.1- option 2
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.3: Existing Building Commissioning—Ongoing Commissioning
    41 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    greenfield or previously developed site?
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    286 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    Reporting through Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    43 Claudia Galvis
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: a question about DES option 1
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    46 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: PAINTS LOCATION
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    108 Anna Okviana
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: VOC limts and basement parking
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    527 Anna Okviana
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    Ventilation and filteration for Staircase for Feature 64
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    26 Xinrong Zhao
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    China
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Documentation
    in Healthcare-v4: PBT source reduction - mercury
    1 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Fri, Jun 17, 2016
    United States
    RE: Regularily Occupied or not?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    441 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Jun 17, 2016
    RE: Project Mexico
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    55 Eric Bautista
    Managing Consultant, LEED™ AP (BD+C Specialty)
    EB Project Management
    Thu, Jun 16, 2016
    RE: Weekend trips frequency
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    16 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    Commercial Refrigeration Systems
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    2 Meier Corporate Account
    Meijer
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    United States
    commissioning tests
    in Healthcare-v2009: Fundamental commissioning of building energy systems
    1 SAUL HERNANDEZ
    SUPERVISOR LEED
    EXPERIENCIA INMOBILIARIA TOTAL
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: bike sharing programs
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    114 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    RE: Looking for a source for no voc plywood floor sheathing
    in Mid-Rise v4: Low-emitting products
    4 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    RE: Sustainability dashboard instead of sub-meter?
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    168 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    Electric Vehicle Charging Point in the Green Lease Agreement
    in CS v4: Green vehicles
    1 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    RE: Where can I get the required maps needed for verification?
    in Homes-v4: Community resources
    3 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    EBOMv4 - Streamlined Path option
    in EBOM-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 John Beeson
    Green Mystic in Residence
    Catalyst Partners
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Additional Points for Water Reuse
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    8 Soo Choi
    RSA Engineering, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: Enhanced Cx -CxA in an Integrated Project Delivery IFOA format?
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    52 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    RE: Vacuum cleaners - CRI certification alternative for Europe?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    52 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    RE: Preferred parking signage
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    114 cathy keagle
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    RE: Replace All Filtration Media
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    48 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Process Water Reduction
    in Schools 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    4 charles shinneman
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: Fuel-efficient vehicles - EURO 6?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    316 Vivien Fairlamb
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Staggered Vegetated Areas
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    107 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Haiti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Honduras - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jamaica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mexico - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Hungary - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Moldova - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Poland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Romania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Slovakia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ukraine - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Antigua and Barbuda - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahamas - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kazakhstan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kyrgyzstan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Russian Federation - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tajikistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkmenistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uzbekistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    East Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Japan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    116 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Thu, Jun 2, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    90 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Water Use Reduction: Base Building with existing fixtures
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Scott Edwards
    Director
    GPDM for Sustainability
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    Indonesia
    CEE Tier 3A Washer Requirement
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    27 Katie Herber
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    Has Homes v2008 Midrise already been phased out?
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    5 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    79 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Occupancy Counts differ from workstation count significantly
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    54 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    Recycling estimates from similar projects
    in CS v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Jason Happe
    Director of Energy & Sustainability
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    LEED Rating System for tenant in existing building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Jennifer Isaac
    Electrical Engineer
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    United States
    Vertically attached - clarifications
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    206 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    United States
    testing by ISO 16000
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - flooring systems
    1 Anna Cogo
    Nativa S.r.l SB
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Malaysia
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    United States
    LEED Rating System for tenant in existing building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Jennifer Isaac
    Electrical Engineer
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    United States
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    Malaysia
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    32 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:29 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Material ingredient reporting
    4 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:27 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    13 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:26 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    32 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:25 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    40 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:21 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    60 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:20 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    17 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:18 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 61: Material Disclosure and Assessment
    9 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:16 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    8 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:14 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Material multi-attribute assessment
    1 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:07 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    60 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:05 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    483 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:03 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    53 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 19:02 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    53 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 18:58 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    330 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 18:55 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    611 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 18:51 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    90 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 18:47 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    438 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 18:44 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    59 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 18:30 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management planning
    1 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    2016-06-19 18:28 United States

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