The following is an excerpt from LEED Pilot Credit 43.
"To increase the use of products and materials with life cycles, ingredients, and attributes understood and optimized to improve overall environmental, economic and social performance.
Specify and install non-structural products and materials with attributes described below for a weighted value of at least 10% of the total value of all non-structural materials and products. ISO Type I and III Declarations qualify for this credit. Compliant certifications are those consistent with the draft LEED Standard for Standards."
Step 1. In order to achieve this point, the project team will need to document that the weighted value of the LCA and Certified products is at least 10% of the total non-structural materials cost (see example below, which is an excerpt from the LEED Pilot Credit 43 documentation). The example is exactly the one that can be used for Trane EarthWise CenTraVac® centrifugal chillers. Trane EarthWise CenTraVac product lines have three times of the impact of the original price
Step 2. Provide documentation on LCA and certification for the products. Documentation for Trane EarthWise CenTraVac centrifugal chillers can be found at the following links:
Step 3. Submit both Step 1 and Step 2 documents in GBCI’s LEED online system under ID/IO section.
Additional information on LEED pilot credits.
Excerpt from the LEED FAQ document.
While pilot credits will not expire, they may transition into the main rating systems. At that time, USGBC will determine a close date for using the credit language under the pilot system, after which teams will need to use the credit in its applicable rating system and credit category. Projects registered under the old credit prior to its closing may continue to use the older version until that project has completed the certification process.
Pilot credits in the Innovation section are each worth one point, under the ID/IO section of the rating systems. Project teams may earn up to the maximum number of points available in the Innovation in Design credit. For example, in LEED for New Construction 2009, up to 5 pilot credits may be earned, and, in turn, 5 points. For LEED for Schools, LEED for Existing Buildings 2009, and LEED for Homes 2008, , 4 points may be earned, as there are 4 points available in ID/IOc1. If a project’s ID points are already in use for exemplary performance or other innovation strategies, then only the remaining ID credits would be available for Pilot Credit use.