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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Fundamental refrigerant management

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EA Prerequisite: Fundamental Refrigerant Management

  • Ensure that the project, including district energy systems (DES) serving the project, utilize equipment that is chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) free. If reusing existing HVAC&R equipment on-site, ensure a comprehensive CFC phase-out conversion is completed before the project substantial completion. For projects served by DES that contain CFC equipment, ensure a phase out plan is in place with a firm timeline of five years from substantial completion of the LEED project.
  • Ensure that the project utilizes equipment that is chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) free. If reusing existing HVAC&R equipment on-site, ensure a comprehensive CFC phase-out conversion is completed before the project substantial completion. Projects are not required to address CFCs contained in base building or upstream district energy systems (DES) equipment for this prerequisite; rather, only CFC-based HVAC&R equipment currently serving the ID+C space and within the purview of the project.