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posted by David Posada on Jul 20, 2010, 1:13 pm

Yes, there's a steep learning curve for new team members using LEED Online v3. A couple of suggestions that may help:

- The forms do get saved online, so can be partially...

Process Load-Can I call my computer room units a process load?

NC-2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by John Harrington on Jul 16, 2010, 1:45 pm

I have a Liebert Computer Room Unit (DX System) it has a capacity of 137.8 MBH.

It has a low efficiency (8.2 EER), the min efficiency listed on the 90/1-2007 TABLE 6.8.1B is 10.6 EER....

Last reply: Christopher Schaffner, Jul 19, 2010, 8:50 pm


CS-2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by javier bolanos zeledon on Jun 29, 2010, 11:19 am

I'm modeling a CS office building, but have no tenants yet. It is my understanding that I have to provide tenant HVAC equipment as per baseline building requirements to the design building, in...

Last reply: Christopher Schaffner, Jul 19, 2010, 8:45 pm

ASHRAE- LPD limits

NC-2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Rosana Correa on Jul 16, 2010, 4:29 pm

In one of our projects, we have closed large areas with ceiling height of 95 ft. It is very difficult to illuminate these environments properly according to the boundaries of ASHRAE. The...

Last reply: Christopher Schaffner, Jul 19, 2010, 8:40 pm


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posted by Tristan Roberts on Jul 19, 2010, 6:28 pm

No, the person teaching an ERB-approved class does not need a special certification. The course must be approved by an ERB, however—of which there is currently only one, USGBC. And when the...

Providing Bike Lanes for Schools

Schools-2009 SSc4.2: Alternative transportation - bicycle storage and changing rooms
posted by Maya Karkour on Jul 13, 2010, 11:04 am

Hi all,

We are working on a school where the bike racks will be installed in the first basement level just next to the ramp. That same ramp will be very close to the site entrance....

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jul 19, 2010, 6:22 pm

Fee for pre-certyfing a building

CS-2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
posted by javier bolanos zeledon on Jul 14, 2010, 2:08 pm

Tristan Roberts Representative-Elect Vermont House of Representatives LEEDuser Expert 11471 thumbs up July 19, 2010- 3:20 pm That really depends.... how big and complex is the building, what are the prevailing rates in your area, etc.I suspect that it will be tough to get an answer to this question in an open forum like this—people are discreet about sharing this info. Log in or register to post comments David Posada Integrated Design & LEED Specialist SERA Architects LEEDuser Expert 1972 thumbs up July 19, 2010- 4:56 pm I agree, there are many variables that affect fee and many professional and legal...

Last reply: javier bolanos zeledon, Jul 19, 2010, 5:08 pm

setting coefficients for baseline case

EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Kevin Kelly on Jul 15, 2010, 12:02 pm

Is drip irrigation considered a conventional practice for rooftop gardens? Is turf grass considered a typical landscaping practice in the northeast?

Last reply: Dan Ackerstein, Jul 19, 2010, 4:56 pm

EBOM 2009: Performance period possible before registration?

EBOM-2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
posted by Kelly Knauss on Jul 13, 2010, 12:59 pm

It's not clear to me if energy consumption data collected for EA credit 1 (energy performance) needs to be from the period after registering an...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jul 19, 2010, 4:53 pm

Fabrication Labor

NC-2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
posted by Evan Shook on May 24, 2010, 11:30 am

We are bidding on a job where the large curtainwall are being assembled at a joint vernture's headquarters that is within 500 miles of the job site. Can the cost of the fabrication labor be...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jul 19, 2010, 3:44 pm