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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
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    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    67 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    416 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Do all units have to run at 100% OA for this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    216 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: RH control with dew point control logic for IEQ 6.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    166 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Control Via Software Platform
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    271 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: USGBC Credit Library Access
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    93 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,010 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: EAc5, Option #3 = MPR #6
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    176 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    hotel with cottages
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    468 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Illustrating Compliance using representative sampling?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    48 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    EP Threshold for LEED-HC
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    127 Caupolican Diaz
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    SMMA
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Building Reuse off Site
    in Schools-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    16 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Adding credits between preliminary review and final review...
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    503 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: DE and Other Natural Treatments
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    66 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    416 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Do all units have to run at 100% OA for this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    216 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: RH control with dew point control logic for IEQ 6.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    166 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Control Via Software Platform
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    271 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,010 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: EAc5, Option #3 = MPR #6
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    176 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Illustrating Compliance using representative sampling?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    48 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    EP Threshold for LEED-HC
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    127 Caupolican Diaz
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    SMMA
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Building Reuse off Site
    in Schools-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    16 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Calculation (Natural Ventilation)
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    696 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Mechanical Engineer / LEED Coordination Manager
    Moses & Associates
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Wood Cladding adhesives
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    356 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Window Frames and Window Area
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    123 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Project In Dubai.
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    182 SAMER ALHMDAN
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: WC for disables
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    543 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Rainwater used for irrigation
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    23 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: Air Speed Calc. for Letter Template
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    171 Mike Oliva
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Does the equipment have to fully provide outside air at 100% ?
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    137 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: Elevators (Lift/Escalators) & LEED EAC1 credit
    in Schools 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    39 Jeremy Rapoza
    Engineer
    BVH Integrated Services
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: USGBC Credit Library Access
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    93 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    hotel with cottages
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    468 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Adding credits between preliminary review and final review...
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    503 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: LEED ND _Exam
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: Low flow pre rinse spray valve in Europe
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    149 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    RE: Reasonale Proof that a measure is not Standard Practice
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    76 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    RE: Regarding LEED GA Exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    40 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Changing the Timeline
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    129 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Project Type and Rating Type for Block Project
    in LEED for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Application Guide
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Apr 5, 2014
    RE: LEED V4 Reference Guide
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    41 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    RE: IES vs other software
    in Has anyone done LEED energy modelling using Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) software
    5 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Apply to LEED Committees by April 10
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    179 Christopher Law
    Associate, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: LEED-ND v2009 Sunset
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    39 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    LEED online login
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    15 Ali Kassid
    Sr. Architect
    Hill International
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    RE: CS expedited process
    in Core and Shell Precertification
    2 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014
    Option 3 for Catholic and Public Joint Use School
    in LEED Canada Forum
    32 Kelly Searle
    LEED Green Associate, Sustainable Innovation Specialist
    Clark Builders
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    RE: Guestrooms Excluded?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    31 Nena Elise
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: We are working on a project
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    56 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sun, Mar 23, 2014
    RE: LEED ND acronyms
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    2 Martine Desbois
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Low VOC
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    349 66 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 12, 2009
    Outside of the US
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    340 66 Pia Öhrling
    WSP
    Mon, Sep 21, 2009
    RE: Outside of the US
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    340 66 Gunnar Hubbard, AIA, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Thornton Tomasetti
    Fri, Sep 25, 2009
    RE: Process water for EP point
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    338 51 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Wed, Dec 23, 2009
    Low VOC
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    336 66 Rona Easton
    HOK
    Thu, Nov 12, 2009
    RE: Site Master Plan - Recalculations
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    331 21 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    RE: What constitutes a "Master Plan"?
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    331 21 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Jan 4, 2010
    Tenant spaces are simple, right?
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    329 78 Richard McKay
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    RE: 7th ed. Massachusetts Building Code and ASHRAE 62.1-2004
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    327 72 Paul Girello
    Fri, Jan 22, 2010
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    326 104 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Master Plan:Open Space
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    324 21 Erik Bergstrom
    Green Building Associate
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Question Regarding Requirements
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    322 63 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Sep 30, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    320 104 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Creating the Floor Plan to show direct access to views
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    320 63 Kim Pomeranz
    Thu, Oct 8, 2009
    RE: Creating the Floor Plan to show direct access to views
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    319 63 Joshua Lloyd
    Phillip Markwood Architects
    Thu, Oct 8, 2009
    Site Master Plan - Recalculations
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    318 21 Erik Bergstrom
    Green Building Associate
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    317 104 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Nov 17, 2009
    RE: Is this a typo?
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    316 28 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 29, 2009
    The Square Footage
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    315 77 Alejandro Alfaro
    Project Director Mexico
    PGAL
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    314 104 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Tue, Dec 8, 2009
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,010 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    hotel with cottages
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    468 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Illustrating Compliance using representative sampling?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    48 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    EP Threshold for LEED-HC
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    127 Caupolican Diaz
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    SMMA
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Campus Fees
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    468 Eduardo Straub
    Straub Sustentabilidade
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Does the equipment have to fully provide outside air at 100% ?
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    137 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Alternate Compliance Concept - Thoughts?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    170 Eric Thompson
    Architect
    NBBJ
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Use of renewable energy in calculation
    in ND-v4: Optimize building energy performance
    1 Martine Desbois
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    CO2-eq emissions reduction
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,099 Omar ElRawy
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Skylight coverage
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    586 ADRIENN GELESZ
    LEED AP
    ABUD Engineering Ltd.
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    Construction within LEED boundary after completion of original
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    148 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Anticipated Type?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 Anna Lehr
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Development Density Exemplary Performance - Site Area
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    34 Emmanuel Gee
    Project Architect
    Buell Kratzer Powell
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    MPR6 - Option 1
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    29 Paula Jarrett Nasta
    CPZ Architects
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Smoking zone - away from pedestrian traffic
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    228 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    USGBC master account ?
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    29 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    IO Credit _ Option B (Additional Strategies)
    in EBOM 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    46 Pal Ahuja
    President
    Millennium Engineering Inc.
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    Pest Prevention by Design guidelines
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    63 Mark Palmer
    Senior Green Building Coordinator
    City of San Francsico
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014

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