[Nordic GBC Conference 2013] Sue Clark: LEED Pilot Credits
LEED Pilot Credits
What is a LEED Pilot Credit?• New credit (or prerequisite) for issues not currently in LEED• Proposed by project teams or member companies• Credits are tested on actual projects Pilot Credit 24: Acoustics (NC Only)• May be included in future versions of LEED
What is the LEED Pilot Credit Library?• Listing of all available Pilot Credits, including: • intent and requirements • applicable rating system • credit submittals (general and credit-specific) • additional questions for feedback• Interactive forum for testing new credits • Survey and webinar feedback • LEEDuser feedback
Using LEED Pilot Credits • Awarded under IDc1 as part of normal certification process • New credits added twice a year • Why use Pilot Credits? • a preview of future credits • participate in development • might address innovativePilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials strategies that you are already doing on a project
Life of a LEED Pilot Credit• Proposed by project team or member• Approved by USGBC Pilot Credit Committee• Posted to the Pilot Credit Library• Projects test the credits and offering feedback• After testing, the credit is reevaluated• Credit may be included in the next version of LEED Pilot Credit 70: Green Vehicles
Pilot Credit #62: Disclosure of Chemicals of ConcernRequirements: • Use a minimum of 20%, by cost, of at least 3 building product and material types meeting one of these options: 1. Product manufacturer provides disclosure of chemical compounds (chemicals of concern) 2. Product is third-party certified and disclosed 3. Product manufacturer declares chemicals present in concentrations over 100ppm• Chemicals causing cancer or reproductive toxicity are tracked
Pilot Credit #75: Clean ConstructionRequirements: • Develop and implement a plan to reduce particulate matter (PM) emissions from non-road and on-road diesel fueled vehicles, construction equipment, and temporary power generation used during construction projects.• Limit idling, prevent indoor air pollution• Must meet stringent emissions standards, either US-based or international
Workshop Session: Pilot Credits1. Break into groups to discuss possible pilot credits.2. Discuss a maximum of three pilot credits, either from the short list provided or new points that you think of: • What are the requirements? • … performance thresholds • … possible standards to meet? • … documents to show that you meet the requirements3. Present the pilot credits back to the group.
Workshop Session: Pilot CreditsHow to think about possible pilot credits: • What do you think is missing from LEED? • What do you do on projects now that isn’t awarded in LEED? • What are some best practices in your country or region that aren’t covered very well in LEED? • What could you borrow from a different system, like BREEAM, DGNB, Living Building Challenge, Passivhaus?• Look at the current list of pilot credits!
Ideas for Pilot CreditsShort list of suggestions: • Urban agriculture • Prefabricated construction • Moisture-resistant construction • Responsible contractor practices • Hazardous chemicals: building materials, radon • Social sustainability
Workshop Session: Pilot Credits Proposals from the Groups
Thank you! Ryan Zizzo Timo Rintala Sue Clark LEED AP ND LEED AP LEED AP BD+Cryanzizzo@gmail.com Green Building Partners Oy Sweden Green Building Council email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org