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posted by Bill Swanson on Aug 17, 2010, 1:51 pm

To try and answer your points.

1) This is a problem in the US and many other countries. People resist change. USGBC goal with LEED is to be market changing. To encourage people to...

Last reply: Edwin Wealend, Sep 3, 2010, 9:21 pm

RE: CIRs and LEED Interpretation changes

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posted by David Posada on Sep 3, 2010, 4:23 pm

I agree this is a step in the right direction, and can think of some refinements that might go further. Pardon my long response.

Two of the barriers to implementing LEED are uncertainty...

Tracking Energy Use

NC-2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by Elizabeth McPherson on Sep 3, 2010, 1:51 pm

I just read (in a really scarey article by an attorney who'd describing the legal implications of buildings whose certifications are challenged and revoked) that we must now provide one-year...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Sep 3, 2010, 2:11 pm

CS Appendix 3

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posted by Tristan Roberts on Sep 3, 2010, 12:58 pm

Yes, the best resource for this as far as LEED is concerned is CS Appendix 1 from the BD&C LEED Reference Guide. It gives default occupancy counts for different space types.

Questions Re: LEED BD+C ID credit for use of LEED-EBOM

CS-2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
posted by V. Miller on Sep 3, 2010, 9:54 am

For a LEED CS 2009 project:

1. To earn a LEED ID credit 1 credit for use of a LEED-...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Sep 3, 2010, 10:57 am

5 building structures 5 models or 1 model as a whole?

NC-2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by Vivian Wan on Sep 3, 2010, 6:19 am

If there are 5 building structures in the project, shall I perform separated energy simulation models for 5 individual structures, or 1 model as a whole?

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Sep 3, 2010, 8:47 am

Energy Star Score Falling Below 69 for a Month

EBOM-2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
posted by Jessica Hawley on Sep 2, 2010, 6:05 pm

In performing the initial analysis of the Energy Star score for our building it has become apparent we are teetering on the line of a 69.

Is it required to hold an Energy Star score of 69...

Last reply: Chris Nixon, Sep 3, 2010, 7:35 am

System No.: Systen 3 – PSZ-AC w-district heating

NC-2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Jean Marais on Aug 30, 2010, 7:54 am

I need to pin down the required efficiencies.

System Type: Packaged rooftop air conditioner
Fan Control: Constant Volume
Cooling Type: Direct Expansion (DX)

Last reply: Jean Marais, Sep 3, 2010, 7:02 am

SWPPP required?

NC-2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
posted by Tatjana Ernst on Jul 9, 2010, 8:11 am

Hello everyone,

we have a office building in Vienna Austria). I am wondering if we have to do an SWPPP.

According to the EPA Fact Sheet...

Last reply: Tatjana Ernst, Sep 3, 2010, 3:08 am

What are my RP Credits?

EBOM-2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
posted by John Ware on Sep 1, 2010, 7:25 pm

Our zip code, 64153, is not listed. Remarkably, most of Kansas City, MO is 641xx! I know KC has been omitted from the RP list since the RP list was published ~ 2 years! USGBC's advice is to...

Last reply: John Ware, Sep 2, 2010, 8:14 pm