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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Renewable energy - EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: LEED v4 Interior Lighting Quality Option 2, Strategy A
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    26 Kera Lagios
    Associate Principal
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: USGBC Approved Environmental Product Declaration Framework
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    53 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    1 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Outdoor Air monitoring devices
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    299 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Design Engineer for EAp1 and CxA for EAc3
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    331 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Construction Waste management
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    438 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    SSc2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    285 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Individual Control for Transients- Healthcare Project
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    228 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Default occupancy counts (ASHRAE 62.1 vs. Reference Guide)
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    166 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Discipline Director
    The Beck Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Documentation Requirements-Access to Quality Transit
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    APPA Audit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    75 Ana Carolina Montecinos Ongini
    Ingeniera
    IRSA S.A
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Argentina
    n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    12 robert lohr
    Sr. Director of Construction
    DSW, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Living Wall
    in Retail-NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Accounting Accounting
    Controller
    Light House
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    Canada
    RE: Visitor Count - Dormitory
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    19 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    RE: New Merged ID+C and BD+C MR Calculator v06
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    107 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    CI - applicable when the tennant is the owner?
    in MPR1: Must comply with environmental laws
    1 Tom Kennedy
    Enhanse
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    RE: BAS
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    46 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Renewable Energy in Template EAp2
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    10 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Calculation of Green Power
    in Schools 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    14 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    RE: Clarification on EVSE demand response requirements
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    15 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    RE: Does a fresh air intake for a garage need to comply?
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    53 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Fri, May 13, 2016
    RE: Light fixtures count?
    in CI 2009 MRc3.1: Materials Reuse
    27 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    75% steel/concrete threshold
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    71 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    United States
    No Mow Grass
    in Schools-NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    1 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    No Mow Grass
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    7 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    United States
    Gender Split?
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    94 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED AP BD+C
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    multi occupant spaces for outpatient
    in Healthcare-v2009: Controllability of systems - lighting
    9 andres ramirez
    integralDC
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    Colombia
    RE: Reflectance Values
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    133 Ciaran McCabe
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    RE: Alley
    in ND Plan-v4: Walkable streets
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    Steam Kettles for Process Water Use
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    62 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, May 10, 2016
    United States
    RE: Leakage Rate in v5 Form
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    46 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    RE: Two story atrium - include 2nd floor in gross area calculations?
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    73 Jiri Dobias
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Swaziland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tanzania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Togo - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ivory Coast - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kenya - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lesotho - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Liberia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Libya - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Madagascar - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malawi - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mali - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mauritania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mauritius - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Morocco - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mozambique - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Namibia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Niger - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cape Verde - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Central African Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chad - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Measuring walking distance in L-shaped vestibule
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    437 Amari Roskelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Jacobs Engineering
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    Owner and Owners Representative
    in Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms
    73 Kerry Honsinger
    Reynolds Ash and Associates
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    v4
    in Schools-NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    14 Mohammad Kamali
    UBC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    PIf4 Uploads - Site Plan Required
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    5 Dee Spiro
    Sustainability Director
    Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    Staggered Vegetated Areas
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    107 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    MRP3- minimum square meter for group certification
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    6 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    LPG vehicles
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    52 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    RE: Renewable energy - EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    RE: survey after 18 mos.
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    122 Eric Thompson
    Architect
    NBBJ
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    RE: Mixed Use Residential with C&S retail on ground floor
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    349 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    Single confirmed Tenant - is a binding lease agreement required?
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    48 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    United States
    Meeting the credit intent
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    4 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    College Campuses
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    121 Allen Schaffer
    Director of Sustainable Design
    Moody Nolan
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    United States
    previously developed site
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    RE: Constructive input I hope
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    157 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    Lr value for refrigerant calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    158 Francisco Aguirre
    Senior Engineer
    Ove Arup and Partners, S.A.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    preventive maintenance program
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    54 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    124 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    revolving doors and side entrances
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    113 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 08:51 Poland
    System 4 for Data Center
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Ameet AA
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 01:41 New Zealand
    Project Building Context - Residence Hall New Jersey
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    237 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 16:41 United States
    Project Building Activity - Residence Hall
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    280 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 16:31 United States
    Leed Footprint exceeds leed Boundary
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Jorge López de Obeso
    Architect / Environmental adviser
    EA Energia y Arquitectura
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 12:33 Mexico
    drainage area for sediment basin
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    291 Hongyun Zhou
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 12:14 China
    LEED recertification process
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    7 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 10:25 Spain
    Compliance for Corporate Interiors?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    121 Rachel Bannon-Godfrey
    Director of Sustainability
    RNL design
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 10:18 United States
    access to medical point and massage point
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    611 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 09:50 Poland
    All open space that is counted toward this credit will be preser
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 08:53 Poland
    Credit Still Open?
    in Pilot Credit 12: Reduced Automobile Dependence
    50 Rachel Bannon-Godfrey
    Director of Sustainability
    RNL design
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 08:31 United States
    Credit Still Open?
    in Pilot Credit 12: Reduced Automobile Dependence
    50 Rachel Bannon-Godfrey
    Director of Sustainability
    RNL design
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 08:28 United States
    Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Muzamil Rafique
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 08:18 Pakistan
    Outdoor air monitoring
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    33 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 05:28 India
    ACP / developer control percentage penalizes existing buildings?
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,095 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    2016-06-08 17:46 United States
    Red Cross Ready Rating forms
    in NC-2009: Assessment and Planning for Resilience
    7 Martin Grohman
    Director of Sustainability
    GAF
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    2016-06-08 12:01 United States
    Commissioning required for a CHP?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    331 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    2016-06-08 10:02 South Africa
    Elevator lobby as vestibule - ASHRAE Standard 90.1
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,095 Paul Deinhofer
    MSc
    Schöberl & Pöll GmbH
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    2016-06-08 03:01 Austria
    Weekend trips frequency
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    16 Lourdes Salinas
    THREE Consultoría Medioambiental
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 17:25 Mexico
    Clarifying 20 different materials from 5 different manufacturers
    in Schools-NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    2 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 16:36 United States

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