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EAc4 - Enhanced refrigerant management
LEED BD+C: Core and Shell
The developer of our project controls the design and construction of the entire core and shell building but has no control over the tenant fit out. The tenant is not participating in any LEED initiati...
The developer of our project controls the design and construction of the entire core and shell building but has no control over the tenant fit out. The tenant is not participating in any LEED initiatives for the project. Any aspect of the building that falls under the tenant fit out, is being excluded from the LEED CS project scope, and is not included in what we refer to as "base building". The tenant fit-up is however being completed at the same time as base building. The base building Mechanical Consultant is providing equipment that is compliant with the requirements of this credit. The base building mechanical design consists of permanently installed units to provide cooling and conditioning of the base building for the initial tenant but also for future occupants of the building. The base building fire suppression system is also compliant with the credit requirements. The initial tenant is including large food serving and preparation areas that will require supplementary cooling equipment for air conditioning of spaces, and refrigeration for food storage. This equipment will remain the property of the tenant and would be removed upon termination of the tenant lease. The equipment installed by the tenant is not likely to comply with the requirements of this credit and is larger than the provided "Small HVAC" exemption criteria. Please confirm whether this credit can be obtained under LEED Core and Shell "without making any requirement of a tenant" (LEED CS Pg. 18), effectively exempting the tenant supplied equipment as not under the base building and therefore Core and Shell scope?
As the equipment of concern is outside of the current scope of work, is limited to tenant fit-out and would be removed upon termination of the lease, it can be excluded from the credit submittal. It is recommended that tenants will be provided with information regarding this credit and strongly encouraged to comply with the intent, goals and requirements of the credit. Applicable Internationally.
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