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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: MR 5 Regional Materials
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    292 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Apr 19, 2015
    RE: Seeking more clarity on active vs, passive storage
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    215 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Apr 18, 2015
    RE: Entering nonregularily occupied spaces in IEQp1 spread sheet cal
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    13 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Sat, Apr 18, 2015
    Russian Federation
    RE: Furniture - Piano and Ping Pong Table?
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    24 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Apr 18, 2015
    RE: recovered wood fiber
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    537 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Comments on Stair Distance Requirements
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    53 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: free waste heat from outside of LEED project for heating
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,153 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Patient rooms showers/lavs/water closet at Rehab Center?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    663 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Which parking spaces should be counted?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    65 Teresa Farmer
    Director of Sustainability and Training
    Kelsan Inc
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Occupant Survey
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    56 Teresa Farmer
    Director of Sustainability and Training
    Kelsan Inc
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Fire suppression systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    2 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    118 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Tenants Obliged to Share Data with USGBC?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    90 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    FSC Wood COC
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    433 Andy Prestridge
    Project Engineer
    R & O Construction Co.
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    PIlot Credit Reboot
    in No Environmental Tobacco Smoke
    1 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    RE: Pilot Credit 30: No new parking
    in Pilot Credit 30: Alternative Transportation
    10 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    v4 vs v2009, Bicycle Shower Facilities Location
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    CONCORE Raised Access Floor Panel.
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    114 Carla Lopez
    Director of Valuation & Advisory
    CBRE
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    PI Form4 - Lease Requirement
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    3 Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham
    Senior Facilities Planner
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    Compliant spaces for views in In-patient areas
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    30 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Option D: Calibrated Simulation
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    12 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Batteries
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    14 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Warehouse Office
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    63 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Breezeway Principal Functional Entry?
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    32 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    potable water analysis
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    2 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Ventilation rates for manufacturing facilities
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    332 Grace Ming
    Senior ESD Consultant
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    171 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    94 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    RE: ULEF products contributing to IEQc4.4
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    190 Dawn Garcia
    Sustainability Specialist
    Roseburg Forest Products
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    44 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: LI ID #10001 (asbestos for SSc3) applicable to LEED-NC v2.2?
    in NC v2.2 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    10 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Tuvalu - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vanuatu - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Central Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Armenia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Azerbaijan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Georgia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tonga - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Marshall Islands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Micronesia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nauru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    New Zealand - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Palau - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Papua New Guinea - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Samoa - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Solomon Islands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tunisia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uganda - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Zambia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Zimbabwe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Australia and Oceania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Energy Modeling Requirements
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Jeff Halliwell
    Mechanical Designer
    CJTSS
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United States
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Specifying metal with high recycled content?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    23 Juliana Moreira
    Engineer
    WSP group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United Kingdom
    RE: A site with large building footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    231 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    require future tenant?
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    1 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Only one bus line, but within an extensive public trans system
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    211 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: Existing building
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    80 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    France
    Extraction Monoxide in Basement During Construction
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    29 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    Peru
    RE: Does CI fit into BD+C?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    668 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    RE: Forms Update
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    24 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    Pilot Credit 74: EQ – No environmental tobacco smoke
    in Homes-v2008: No environmental tobacco smoke
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    Pilot Credit 71: EA – Performance of ENERGY STAR for Homes
    in Homes-v2008: Performance of ENERGY STAR for Homes
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    Pilot Credit 47: EQ – Acoustic Comfort
    in Homes-v2008: Acoustic comfort
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    MRpc34 Design for Adaptability
    in Homes-v2008: Design for adaptability
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    RE: Energy Star's Portfolio Manager Tool
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    14 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    RE: Permanent Irrigation System, Temporary Use of Potable Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    384 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    minimum amount of materials?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    12 Alfonzo Collins
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    RE: Seeking more clarity on active vs, passive storage
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    215 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Places of Respite as a Schools ID credit?
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    20 Nadja Turek
    Woolpert Inc.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 10:45 United States
    Precision Air Conditioning for Server Room and Art Gallery
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,774 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 10:31 Thailand
    IEQ Credits 4.1-4.5 - applies to on-site application only?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    486 Charlie DeTillio
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 09:27 United States
    Powder coating mixed with water
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    94 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 08:51 France
    Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Wioletta Simlat
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 06:24 Germany
    short term bicycle storage
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 20:28 United States
    Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    80 Amanda Atkinson
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 15:15 United States
    Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    44 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 15:03 United States
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 14:12 United States
    Auditorium seating
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    94 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 11:50 France
    EAp2:Table 1.4 based on ASHRAE 90.1-2010
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 11:12 France
    Site Boundary
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    193 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 10:47 United States
    Fabricator's location
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    292 Mahsa Nicknam
    Product Manager
    SmartBIM
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 10:30 United States
    Plant Design for Proposed bldg
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,774 Julian Park
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 09:48 United States
    Leed AP Exam
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    184 brazer bozlak
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 16:28 United States
    Modeling of CHP
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    924 Marcio Orofino
    ENE Consultores
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 15:55 Brazil
    High-Volume vs. Convenience Copier 5,000 pages - CIR 872 Canada
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    337 Lindsey Kindrat
    Executive Director, Principal Sustainable Building Specialist
    3 Point Environmental Inc.
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 13:46 Canada
    Is C&S allowed if you are eligible for NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    668 Isolda Strom
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 12:38 Netherlands
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    2015-02-28 10:12 Qatar
    Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    94 Peter Dishno
    Commissioning Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 18:02 United States

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