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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Minimum Energy Performance Data Center Calculator
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    33 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    467 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: LEED certified Neighborhood
    in NC-v4: LEED for Neighborhood Development location
    7 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    Can Janitor closet be tied to restroom exhaust
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    312 Leticia SooHoo
    Architect, Sustainability Project Manager
    AlfaTech Timmons
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    initial cost for lease
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    127 Monica Hue
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    United States
    RE: No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    Non certified factory with new process area aiming certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    1 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    free waste heat from outside of LEED project for heating
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,117 Mónika Egyed
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    RE: USGBC DES Guidance - Option 1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,498 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    RE: "A minimum of 90% of the
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    24 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    RE: Thank you all
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    18 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    cxa requirements
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    262 andres ramirez
    integralDC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Colombia
    RE: timing on remediation - done before construction
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    98 Chris Flint Chatto
    Integrated Designer
    ZGF Architects
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Multiple services under one roof & sidewalks
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    104 Katie Raymond
    Sustainability Project Manager
    DTZ
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    RE: Controller Efficiency
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    368 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Electrostatic paint and VOC limits
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    76 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    RE: Mold Testing Standards
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    259 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    RE: Accused synergies between views documentation & other EQ points
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    59 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    Data Center in Portfolio Manager
    in Data Centers-EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    RE: Convert g/bhp to ppm
    in Healthcare-v2009: Community contaminant prevention - airborne releases
    21 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    RE: Air quality testing for targeted chemicals
    in Homes-v4: Contaminant control
    2 Russ Pellegrino
    Technical Director
    Centek Laboratories, LLC
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    RE: Rolling Shades
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    638 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    RE: In-Patient Rooms Exempt from SSc8?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    17 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    SRI tested material
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    42 Juliane Muench
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    Denmark
    loading bay inside building footprint
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    172 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    RE: Lease Agreement an option to comply with the credit requirements
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    56 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    RE: Template Rounding for Design Case-Urinal
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    91 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    RE: Is groundwater ok for Wec2?
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    114 James MacMillan
    VP - Director of Sustainability
    Karpinski Engineering
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    RE: Occupancy Count
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    189 Ali Soufan
    LEED Coordinator; Sr. Mech. Engineer
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    Minimum and average negative pressure measurements
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    26 Bilge Ceylan
    Green Building/Project Management Consultant
    Individual Entrepreneur
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    LEED EA C4 Calculator
    in NC v2.2 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    23 Achyut Kulkarni
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    India
    RE: Antimicrobial Hand Care products
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    4 Anne White
    Program Coordinator
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    RE: Green e equivalence
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    96 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    ANSI/BIFMA Testing Date vs Manufacture Date
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    133 Nicole Newman
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    United States
    RE: Formaldehyde resins in mineral wool insulation and firesafing
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    55 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Nepal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Pakistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkey - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Arab Emirates - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Yemen - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Northern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Denmark - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Estonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Finland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED Online Form
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    1 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    RE: Residential private units vs natural ventilation
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    272 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    LEED EBOM
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    619 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    United Arab Emirates
    FTE calculation
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    199 Stella Stella
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    LEED GA Exam registration
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    Singapore
    showers and lavatories in ammenities area
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    603 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    Germany
    Parking spaces
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Alternative transportation
    8 Megan Bove
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    United States
    LEED GA Exam registration
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    Singapore
    CMU as regional materials
    in Homes-v2008: Environmentally preferable products
    3 Benjie Herrera
    LEED AP BD+C ,Homes,IDC,OM
    Sat, Nov 1, 2014
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    Flush-Out Path 2 - Weekend Run-Hours Required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    65 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    No exposed soil - how to comply with ESC?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    221 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Mexico
    RE: Sunset date for LEED 2009 and incentives for using LEED v4
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Taryn Holowka
    VP, Marketing & Communications, LEED AP
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Using VAV box CFMs as measurement of outside airfow
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    25 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Minimum indoor AQ calculator
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    4 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    263 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Germany
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    New wind turbines
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    96 charles bell
    principal
    theGreenTeam, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    2014-11-06 10:17 United States
    IEQc2, Tenant work and submittal of credits
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    10 Juliane Muench
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    2014-11-06 05:23 Denmark
    Must non-potable water sources be used to earn IP credit?
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    5 Eesmyal Santos-Brault
    Principal
    Recollective Consulting
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    2014-11-06 01:27 Canada
    62.1 Theater Stage and Seating - Open spaces - 62.1 vent require
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    825 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    2014-11-05 13:00 Australia
    Hard-Lid Ceiling
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    312 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    2014-11-05 08:57 Egypt
    Deck to Deck Partition
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    272 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    2014-11-05 08:54 Egypt
    Core and Shell for Residential project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    619 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    2014-11-05 08:12 Spain
    CS appendix 1: default occupancy counts
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    199 Bernadette Stauder-Buschlinger
    Bilfinger Bauperformance GmbH
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    2014-11-05 05:17 Germany
    SSc7.2 roof gravel
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    98 S Nagarajan
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    2014-11-04 13:50 United Arab Emirates
    EAc 5.1 for LEED C&S
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    96 S Nagarajan
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    2014-11-04 13:42 United Arab Emirates
    LEED GA Exam registration
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    2014-11-04 01:21 Singapore
    How to model Unit Heaters in Baseline model
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,117 Dónal O'Connor
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    2014-11-03 21:02 Canada
    Low-Emitting Materials Calculator
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    68 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    2014-11-03 11:21 France
    Parking spaces for trucks
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    2014-11-03 09:07 Poland
    Parking spaces
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Alternative transportation
    8 Megan Bove
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    2014-11-03 08:25 United States
    Natural ventilation on a hangar
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    92 Renato Sandoval
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    2014-11-03 08:18 Brazil
    Occupancy sensors: No override switch but with task lighting
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    291 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    2014-11-03 02:41 South Africa
    ASHRAE Standard
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    133 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
    civil engineer
    SPC Solutions
    Sun, Nov 2, 2014
    2014-11-02 06:07 Russian Federation
    Discount for FTE
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    90 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 14:18 Mexico
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 13:33 United States

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