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LEED v4.1

Schools – New Construction

Energy and Atmosphere
Fundamental Refrigerant Management

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Schools-NC-v4.1 EAp4: Fundamental Refrigerant Management Required

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Intent

To reduce stratospheric ozone depletion.

Requirements

Do not use chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based refrigerants in new heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems. When reusing existing HVAC&R equipment, complete a comprehensive CFC phase-out conversion before project completion. Phase-out plans extending beyond the project completion date will be considered on their merits.

Existing small HVAC&R units (defined as containing less than 0.5 pound [225 grams] of refrigerant) and other equipment, such as standard refrigerators, small water coolers, and any other equipment that contains less than 0.5 pound (225 grams) of refrigerant, are exempt.

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LEEDuser expert

Paul Swierc

CEM, CPMP, BECxP, CxA+BE, EIT, LEED GA

WSP
Senior Commissioning Agent

USGBC logo

© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To reduce stratospheric ozone depletion.

Requirements

Do not use chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based refrigerants in new heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems. When reusing existing HVAC&R equipment, complete a comprehensive CFC phase-out conversion before project completion. Phase-out plans extending beyond the project completion date will be considered on their merits.

Existing small HVAC&R units (defined as containing less than 0.5 pound [225 grams] of refrigerant) and other equipment, such as standard refrigerators, small water coolers, and any other equipment that contains less than 0.5 pound (225 grams) of refrigerant, are exempt.

LEEDuser expert

Paul Swierc

CEM, CPMP, BECxP, CxA+BE, EIT, LEED GA

WSP
Senior Commissioning Agent

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