In pursuing this pilot credit on our project, we wondered whether it was truly appropriate for the pilot credit to require all of the same view criteria measures as typically required in Regularly Occupied Spaces. While some of those criteria (such as the large view-factor and the distance within the window head-height) play strongly into the amount of daylight and comfort level of a person at a workstation, it is less clear whether these are critical items when one is in a transition space (such as a hallway). While a view is definitely important, it could be that these criteria should be adjusted to better account for the difference in how regular and non-regular spaces are used.
We also question whether it really is important to consider all non-regularly occupied spaces for views. There are some space types that are non-regularly occupied spaces that also probably shouldn't be included in the calculation as views are either inappropriate (such as for locker/changing rooms) or completely unnecessary (such as electrical closets, unoccupied storage rooms, etc.). For our project, we included any space that was not considered Regularly Occupied in the calculation, but these types of spaces definitely made the criteria calculation more complicated/difficult and didn't seem to fit in with the intent of the larger credit. If the criteria are to be kept the same, the credit would probably benefit from examining which space types really should be included due to actually benefiting from the views.