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    568 Ahmed Mosa
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    RE: Distributors location for MR c5
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    277 Keith Lindemulder
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    Nucor
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: When can construction review start for a NC project
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    639 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Lighting control in bedrooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    309 Jyothsna Giridhar
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Footprint, at grade or below grade?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    183 Kimberly Frith
    Sustainability Consultant
    Alto Sustainability, LLC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: M&V Plan
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    83 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: DES Option 2 – CHP with absorption chiller
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,134 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    142 Matthew Catterall
    Cotera+Reed Architects
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Crushed concrete
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    515 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Greywater and wastewater reuse
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    617 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Modeling Water-source Variable Refrigerant Volume Systems
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,611 Anthony Hardman
    Building Performance Analyst
    The Green Engineer
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    No mercury Lights
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    144 Susan Coy
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    United States
    Is this project a CS project?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    634 Juliane Muench
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Metal Flooring
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    74 MM K
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Supplemental Guidance to the MPR for LEED v4
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    9 SoYoung Lee
    LEED AP BD+C
    Director, HnC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Exterior Lighting - Driveways
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    568 Ahmed Mosa
    Sustainability Consultant - Sustainable Design Researcher
    P&T Architects and Engineers
    Sat, Jan 31, 2015
    RE: Distributors location for MR c5
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    277 Keith Lindemulder
    Environmental Business Development- LEED AP BD&C
    Nucor
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Lighting control in bedrooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    309 Jyothsna Giridhar
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Footprint, at grade or below grade?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    183 Kimberly Frith
    Sustainability Consultant
    Alto Sustainability, LLC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: M&V Plan
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    83 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: DES Option 2 – CHP with absorption chiller
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,134 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    142 Matthew Catterall
    Cotera+Reed Architects
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Crushed concrete
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    515 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Greywater and wastewater reuse
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    617 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Modeling Water-source Variable Refrigerant Volume Systems
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,611 Anthony Hardman
    Building Performance Analyst
    The Green Engineer
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    No mercury Lights
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    144 Susan Coy
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    United States
    Metal Flooring
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    74 MM K
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Supplemental Guidance to the MPR for LEED v4
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    9 SoYoung Lee
    LEED AP BD+C
    Director, HnC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: MR Project boundary in multi story building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    6 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Leased off-street parking spaces
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Parking spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    362 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: Autocontrol vs smart sensor-activated faucets and duration times
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    12 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: EAc1 Exemplary Performance
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    342 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Volume Captured on the Stormwater Mgmt Calculator
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    219 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: Structurally Independent Garage - which credits to consider?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Heat island effect - nonroof
    4 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: When can construction review start for a NC project
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    639 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Is this project a CS project?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    634 Juliane Muench
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    LEED BD+C 2009 vs v4
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    160 MARIA FERNANDA VILLANUEVA RAMOS
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: LEED 2.2 Registered Projects
    in LEED 2.2 Registered Projects (with the eventual adoption of LEED v4)
    4 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
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    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: ITE parking study?
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    24 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: Multiple buildings with common basement
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    504 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    Lease Language
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    25 Chris Freeland
    Architect
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    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: FTE for Apartment building
    in Calculating FTEs
    189 CT G
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
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    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    18 Kathryn West
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    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    Application/Performance period
    in Performance Period
    52 Keith Johnson
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    United States
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    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    16 Jeffrey Ornstein
    Associate Project Manager for Architecture, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, CDT
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    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: selecting the correct rating system in v.2009
    in What LEED rating system to use?
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Special Reports and Webcasts for LEEDuser Members - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    RE: Purchased Energy Rate
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    59 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Store
    in Most Downloaded LEEDuser Documentation Templates, Calculators, and Samples
    1 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: PUBLISHED ACP DOCUMENTATION GUIDANCE FOR PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE US
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    159 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
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    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Shopping mall and Community Connectivity
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    29 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    142 Matthew Catterall
    Cotera+Reed Architects
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    No mercury Lights
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    144 Susan Coy
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    United States
    Is this project a CS project?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    634 Juliane Muench
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Metal Flooring
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    74 MM K
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Supplemental Guidance to the MPR for LEED v4
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    9 SoYoung Lee
    LEED AP BD+C
    Director, HnC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Leased off-street parking spaces
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Mexico
    LEED BD+C 2009 vs v4
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    160 MARIA FERNANDA VILLANUEVA RAMOS
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
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    Volume Captured on the Stormwater Mgmt Calculator
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    219 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
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    PPM versus other units of measurement
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    12 Jennifer Berg
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    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    United States
    LEED documents
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    474 Olga Kim
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Kazakhstan
    Relocation of existing trees within site
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    230 Yiwei Koh
    Sustainable Design Consultant
    WSP Ng Pte Ltd
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    France
    Flush Out Requirements
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    66 Lindsey Walaski
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Campus Project
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    36 Perrilyn Fanfulik
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    WMATA
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
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    Acceptable thermal conditions in naturally conditioned spaces
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    207 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    Thailand
    SS7.2 Design review comment
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    3 Michael Stills
    LEED AP BD+C
    Parkhill, Smith & Cooper
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    Site Management Policy
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Kelsey Jensen
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED Homes Pilot Credit 29 - Gimme Point
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    22 Gary Hansen
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    United States
    Ventilation design-worst case conditions
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    143 S Nagarajan
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    India
    Medical Equipment Efficiency Comparison
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    25 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    639 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
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    No mercury Lights
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    144 Susan Coy
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    2015-01-30 10:13 United States
    Leased off-street parking spaces
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    2015-01-29 18:32 Mexico
    LEED BD+C 2009 vs v4
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    160 MARIA FERNANDA VILLANUEVA RAMOS
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    2015-01-29 17:59 Mexico
    Volume Captured on the Stormwater Mgmt Calculator
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    219 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    2015-01-29 16:30 United States
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Heat island effect - nonroof
    4 GreenShape Expert
    Employee
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    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    2015-01-29 12:22 United States
    PPM versus other units of measurement
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    12 Jennifer Berg
    Glumac
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    2015-01-29 12:13 United States
    M&V Plan
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    83 Akshay Odugoudar
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    2015-01-29 11:30 United States
    BD+C Major Renovation or O+M Existing Buildings
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    634 Catherine Verdier
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    2015-01-29 09:22 France
    LEED documents
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    474 Olga Kim
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    2015-01-29 04:29 Kazakhstan
    MR Credit 3 & 4 form
    in NC v2.2 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    43 Stacy Nedley
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    2015-01-28 11:23 United States
    VOC content for Shop applied finishes
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    474 Jeremy Mendenhall
    Woodworking
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    2015-01-28 10:40 United States
    Compostable Trash Can Liners
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    137 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    2015-01-28 10:15 United States
    ASHREA audit though newly renovated
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    102 Mathilda Jonsson
    Environmental Certification Engineer (LEED AP BD+C)
    Skanska
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    2015-01-28 09:39 Sweden
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    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    644 Weidong Luo
    Ecotech International
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    2015-01-28 08:36 China
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    2015-01-28 06:20 France
    Petrol contamination
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    103 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    2015-01-27 15:06 Poland
    Flush Out Requirements
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    66 Lindsey Walaski
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    2015-01-27 12:34 United States
    Campus Project
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    36 Perrilyn Fanfulik
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    WMATA
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    2015-01-27 10:48 United States
    Acceptable thermal conditions in naturally conditioned spaces
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    207 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    2015-01-27 03:10 Thailand

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