I have an O+M project considering Option 2. The reference guide states that Retail projects must meet Option 1 or 2 for all HVAC systems and stores with commercial refrigeration systems must comply with stated additional requirements. My question is, if a project is not pursuing LEED O+M Retail but has commercial refrigeration systems do they also have to comply with the stated additional requirements?

  • Average HFC refrigerant is no more than 1.75 lb. of refrigerant per 1,000 BTU/h (2.72 g of refrigerant per kW) total evaporator cooling load.
  • Project-wide annual refrigerant emissions rate is no more than 15%.
  • Project uses only non-ozone-depleting refrigerants.