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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: "incomplete spaces" treatment in LEED NC
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,983 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    Partition walls after C&S contruction work
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    113 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    CO2 sensors in tenanted areas
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    60 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    Default occupancy counts (ASHRAE 62.1 vs. Reference Guide)
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    143 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    Leasable areas fed by the utility
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    92 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    Janitor closet inside restroom
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    350 Chen Jin
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    China
    RE: Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    294 Nina Starynina
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    220 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Sat, Aug 1, 2015
    RE: Green Cleaning in a Semiconductor Fab???
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    32 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    RE: Calculator from USGBC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - equipment
    5 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Open Space Accessibility
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    177 Justin Southwick
    Tri-Star Homes, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    5 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: LEED NC - v4 MRc3 Wood products
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    38 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Emissivity Values are Unknown
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    282 ryan kremer
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    Emissivity Values are Unknown
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    77 ryan kremer
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Parking Garage
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    Medical records room with 7 cubicles.
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    187 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: Documentation and Tabulation of Areas
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    70 Russell Remy
    FOX Architects
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    Assesment rooms at rehabilitation Center
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    319 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: 100 Year Flood Zone for CS projects -Previously Developed
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    17 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    France
    RE: Multiple Buildings Project Certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    124 Mario S.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: Prviate Shuttle System Used Solely
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    215 Shafqat Hussain
    LEED Project Manager
    SIDEworks
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: Street versus Alley
    in ND Plan-v4: Connected circulation network
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Sun, Jun 21, 2015
    LEED certification for part(s) of a hospital--op. rooms v. gar.?
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    1 Robert Russo
    Sun, Jun 21, 2015
    RE: Defining Glazed Corners
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    43 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    United States
    Existing Blow-out toilets
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    101 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    RE: In-Patient Rooms Exempt from SSc8?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    22 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    DOE Case Study - website?
    in ND-v2009: Innovation: Green Building Education
    1 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Reconstructing a floor to account for sea level rise
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    94 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Utility sells "Community Solar" in yearly blocks - NOT Green-e
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    169 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Which parking spaces should be counted?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Thresholds in NOx
    in Healthcare-v2009: Community contaminant prevention - airborne releases
    22 Ghaith Moufarege
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Integrative Process-Value Engineering
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    8 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    RE: Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    493 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    Case 1, Option 2 baseline
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    120 Ryan Tinus
    Sustainability Manager
    Tishman Speyer
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Mexico - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Hungary - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Moldova - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Poland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Romania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Slovakia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ukraine - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Antigua and Barbuda - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahamas - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kazakhstan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kyrgyzstan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Russian Federation - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tajikistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkmenistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uzbekistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    East Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Japan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Korea, Republic of - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mongolia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Excluding Areas during Re-Certification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    12 Mayra Portalatin
    Project Manager
    Facility Engineering Associates, PC
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    artificial grass
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    19 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    #45 - Innovation or Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    17 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    Reclaim land for more than 40 years
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    10 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    Singapore
    RE: MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    39 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    RE: Low System Ventilation Efffiency for Corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    932 Ilona Johnson, PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Associate
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    Using LEED Min IAQ Performance Calculator for LEED-HC v4
    in Healthcare-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 Mark Benson
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED Online v4 for Multiple Buildings on a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    544 Eric Anderson
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    Tenant Agreement
    in CS v4: Tenant design and construction guidelines
    1 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: footprint clarification
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    196 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    Historic residential building
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    293 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    Standby Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    130 Lara Cogill
    Fri, May 15, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    Option 4, Case 1, Path 2: No new parking
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    6 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Fri, May 15, 2015
    Thermal Comfort - Verification
    in CS 2009 IEQc7: Thermal Comfort—Design
    23 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED Green Associate
    Perkins+Will
    Tue, May 12, 2015
    RE: footprint clarification
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    196 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Tue, May 12, 2015
    Conveying systems now accepted for this credit
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    19 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 12, 2015
    United States
    RE: Regularly Occupied Spaces in Convention Centers (LEED NC v2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    230 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    RE: Regularly Occupied Spaces in Convention Centers (LEED NC v2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    230 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    RE: Compliant area
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    416 David Browne
    Architect
    Corley Redfoot Architects, Inc.
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    United States
    FTE Calculations for the Train Station (LEED CS 2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    9 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Alternative to OA airflow measurement device at Building AHU
    in CI 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    31 Kristopher Baker
    Syska Hennessy
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 15:17 United States
    Using LEED version 2.2 approval as a precedent
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 13:42 United States
    Project self shading for separate certifications
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,983 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 13:26 United States
    Eurovent Certification
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    192 shane geraghty
    Geraghty Energy Consultants
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 11:42 Ireland
    IECc6.1 Hotel Servery
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    319 Glenn Haydu
    Project Director
    Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 10:38 United States
    LEVs and Electric Charging Stations to share a spot
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Marisa Picard
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 10:37 United States
    LEED EBOM
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    63 Lukas Urban
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 05:09 Czech Republic
    proposed model fan power
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    961 jack evans
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    2015-06-09 18:03 United States
    Existing Building Renovation and Site Work
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    170 Catherine Adams
    Architectural Associate
    Astorino|CannonDesign
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    2015-06-09 16:41 United States
    Supply fixtures to tenants without installation
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    199 Ali Soufan
    LEED Coordinator; Sr. Mech. Engineer
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    2015-06-09 02:24 Qatar
    ID: Green Educational Building
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    583 Joseph Chang
    Mon, Jun 8, 2015
    2015-06-08 19:50 United States
    Exceptional calculation method application.
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,983 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Mon, Jun 8, 2015
    2015-06-08 04:07 Italy
    VOC Budget - Documentation
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    503 Deborah Ebersole
    Principal
    Studio D Consulting + Design
    Sun, Jun 7, 2015
    2015-06-07 16:50 United States
    Chilled Water Use for part of a floor
    in CI-v4: Advanced energy metering
    1 Annie Argento
    Principal
    Argento/Graham
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    2015-06-05 17:09 United States
    Laboratory Project
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,180 JP Bornholdt
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    2015-06-05 16:19 United States
    Utility Bills for REC Green Power Calculations...
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    169 Rick Alfandre
    Principal
    Alfandre Architecture
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    2015-06-05 16:17 United States
    How are individual guestroom VTACs calculated?
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    13 Karen Heet
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    2015-06-05 11:23 United States
    Ventless Dryers
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    350 Mark Gardner
    McKinstry Company
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 18:21 United States
    LEED Online v4 for Multiple Buildings on a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    544 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 17:57 United States
    Unconditioned vs conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,983 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 16:19 Costa Rica

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