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    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    118 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 13, 2016
    RE: Compliance Documents for EAp2 and EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,307 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Oct 12, 2016
    Diversity factors in ventilation rates calculation
    in Schools-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    22 mingyu Zhang
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    Wed, Oct 12, 2016
    China
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    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
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    environmental consultant
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    RE: LEED certification submittal
    in NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    9 Ray Nolasco
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    MZ and Partners
    Wed, Oct 12, 2016
    RE: Data sets must be compliant with ISO 14044
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    78 Dionisio Franca
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    Tue, Oct 11, 2016
    Existing HVAC system efficiency
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    12 Richard Mathews
    Mechanical Engineer
    Tue, Oct 11, 2016
    United States
    RE: Demonstrate Implementation of CWM Plan (NC-V4)
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    Tue, Oct 11, 2016
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    Tue, Oct 11, 2016
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    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    81 Anna Okviana
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    193 Summer Minchew
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    197 Jens Apel
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    in Recertification
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    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
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    22 mingyu Zhang
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    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    118 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 13, 2016
    2016-10-13 09:39 Afghanistan
    Diversity factors in ventilation rates calculation
    in Schools-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    22 mingyu Zhang
    energydesign
    Wed, Oct 12, 2016
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    Recommended values for Met and CLO and size of zones
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    19 Sandra Holmström
    environmental consultant
    Bengt Dahlgren AB
    Wed, Oct 12, 2016
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    Existing HVAC system efficiency
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    12 Richard Mathews
    Mechanical Engineer
    Tue, Oct 11, 2016
    2016-10-11 15:02 United States
    Mixed Use Residential plus hotel V4 Version?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    799 Beth Mosall
    Green Building & Design Manager
    Bette & Cring Construction
    Tue, Oct 11, 2016
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    no permanent workstations
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    4 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Tue, Oct 11, 2016
    2016-10-11 05:46 Poland
    University Campus Project
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    19 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Mon, Oct 10, 2016
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