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NC-2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
posted by Lawrence Lile on Feb 3, 2010, 3:21 pm

If you've got full cutoff fixtures you are usually set. However, if you have a situation like we had earlier, with some angled spotlights, you've got a problem. We actually took IES data and...

Calculating FTE/Transients for Hospital environments

NC-2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
posted by Lauren Sparandara on Feb 1, 2010, 2:53 pm

I was wondering if the USGBC has provided any guidance regarding calculating the...

Last reply: Mara Baum, Feb 3, 2010, 3:07 pm

Grabbing a non-contiguous park

NC-2009 SSc5.1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Lauren Sparandara on Feb 1, 2010, 3:14 pm

A project I am working on is going to be utilizing an off-site park (it's across the street) for stormwater management. Would it be possible for our project to include this non-contiguous park as...

Last reply: Jean Marais, Feb 3, 2010, 7:06 am

Hospital water use?

NC-2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
posted by Tommy Linstroth on Jan 21, 2010, 11:26 am

In the credit language, hospital patient rooms are allowed to have faucets with 2.2 gpm. Does this hold true for operating rooms and doc offices? It seems it should, as in those areas you don't...

Last reply: Lauren Sparandara, Feb 1, 2010, 3:01 pm

What about if no-use at all of 4 of the 5 mentioned equipments?

Schools-2009 WEc4: Process water use reduction
posted by Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino on Jan 22, 2010, 1:13 pm

If in the school kitchen there is a dishwasher with the required performance and no one of the other 4 water consuming equipments listed in the requirement, together with the compliance to the...

Last reply: Andrea Traber, Jan 29, 2010, 4:00 pm

Dark Sky Ordinance vs ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1 2007

NC-2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
posted by PREMNATH SUNDHARAM on Jan 29, 2010, 1:59 pm

Hello All,

I have a project that is required to meet its own jurisdictional dark sky ordinance. In reviewing the ordinance, it appears to be very similar to IESNA in its approach, but...

Option B and D

NC-2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
posted by Gilbrt Dilanchian on Jan 25, 2010, 1:13 pm

Hi Chris,

Option B is based on adding submeters and isolate the energy use, while Option D is based on simulation. But as you learn more about Option D, it appears that it also needs for...

Last reply: Christopher Schaffner, Jan 27, 2010, 10:03 am

FSC Timber outside of the US

NC-2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
posted by Lauren Sparandara on Jan 25, 2010, 3:46 pm

Does anyone know how to find availability of...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 27, 2010, 9:22 am


CI-2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
posted by Peter Doo on Jan 21, 2010, 2:04 pm

What can a tenant do if the host building does not have a recycling program?

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 27, 2010, 8:37 am

On Site Renewable Energy

EBOM-2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
posted by Ben Stanley on Jan 25, 2010, 1:27 pm

We recently received the following question related to this credit.

"We are a city owned convention center going for LEED EB O&M. Another city department, (Department of Water &...