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How do I earn a pilot credit?


To earn a pilot credit the project must do the following:

Register for specific pilot credit(s) at

When documenting the credit in the IDc1: Innovation in Design LEED Form, choose the Pilot Credit radio button. List the pilot credit name in the text box, for example: SSpc82: Local Food Production. Then, check the box confirming: I have submitted the LEED Pilot Credit Library Project Registration Form to USGBC.

Upload the following.

  1. Your pilot registration confirmation email.
  2. Your pilot credit survey completion email.
  3. The credit specific documentation outlined under the submittals section of the pilot credit document.

LEED for Homes projects should submit documentation here.

Confirm that the credit is ready to submit as you would all of the other credits.

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