is to reduce ozone depletion by reducing or
eliminating the use of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
Do not use CFC-based refrigerants in new base building HVAC&R
For existing base building HVAC equipment, complete a CFC
"phase-out" prior to project completion.
- Replace CFC-based refrigerant.
- Consider non-refrigerant based cooling such as evaporative
cooling in dryer climates.
- This credit has relevance to EAc4, Ozone Protection, so be
aware of both when specifying HVAC equipment.
- Fundamental Refrigerant Management is a prerequisite for LEED
Certification and must be met.
Additional EDR Resources
Integrated Design for Small Commercial HVAC
Briefs: Air Conditioning & Ventilation
Design Briefs: Improving Mechanical System Energy
Chiller Plant Efficiency