My organization will be working with a Design Build team under option 2 of this pilot credit. We have decided to pursue using the design team threshold of 20% or more by dollar value of design contracts, as the design consultants we are working with participate in the JUST label program.
We have had success with documenting for Option 1 of the Social Equity within the project team pilot credit previously, but feel that the amount of verification of mainly verifying prevailing wage/apprenticiship ratios was a lot to document. I would recommend option 1 for projects where contractors already have those elements baked in or are interested in it being a standard practice.
Option 2 is much more achievable with the provided thresholds, and relies on reputable organizational frameworks that already exist/ most owners, designers, developers, and builders are familiar with.