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Refrigerant management

EA7 | Possible point

Recertification Guidance

Projects should refer to the following credit compliance guidance when planning for recertification. The table outlines the establishment and performance requirements and details the preferred frequency and duration of each performance requirement. Recertification is based on compliance with performance requirements. For the complete set of guidance, refer to the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Recertification Guidance.

Credit Establishment requirements Performance requirements
EAp3: Fundamental refrigerant management Building components and site infrastructure
Use zero CFC-based refrigerants. If CFC refrigerants are used, establish phase-out plan and perform economic analysis for conversion.
Action
Continue or complete phase-out plan. Conduct new economic analysis at least once every 5 years if CFC-based refrigerants are still used.*
*Starting from the date of certification application

Recertification Guidance

Projects should refer to the following credit compliance guidance when planning for recertification. The table outlines the establishment and performance requirements and details the preferred frequency and duration of each performance requirement. Recertification is based on compliance with performance requirements. For the complete set of guidance, refer to the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Recertification Guidance.

Credit Establishment requirements Performance requirements
EAc5: Enhanced refrigerant management Building components and site infrastructure
Use refrigerants and equipment that reduce overall refrigerant impact of project.
Ongoing tracking
Track amount of refrigerant and date it was added to each piece of refrigerant-containing equipment over recertification performance period. Provide annual leakage rate data for each year of recertification performance period, and update refrigerant impact calculations using information from last refrigerant addition for each piece of refrigerant-containing equipment.

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