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Last edited 07 Feb 2018
BREEAM Energy efficient cold storage
 Aim and benefits
To reduce the energy demand and as a result the associated operational greenhouse gas emissions.
 When to consider
At your pre-assessment, consider whether this credit is applicable or not. If you're not sure, the chances are more than likely it is NOT applicable.
This credit does not apply to:
- Domestic scale white goods
- Catering scale white goods
- Refrigerated display cabinets in cafes
- Usually walk in fridge and freezers in schools/cafes
 Step by step guidance
 Questions to ask while seeking compliance
- Is the refrigeration powered by the building's chillers? Or are they stand alone refrigeration units?
 Tips and best practice
 Typical evidence
 Design Stage
- Formal written confirmation from the refrigeration system designer (who may in turn get the information from a manufacturer) that it has been designed in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Carbon Reduction in the refrigeration retail sector and BS EN 378-2.
- Formal written confirmation from the refrigeration system designer (who may in turn get the information from a manufacturer) that robust and tested refrigeration systems/components have been used.
- A copy of the ERs, or written commitment from the contractor, or M&E sub contractor that the refrigeration system will be installed and commissioning in accordance with Code of Conduct for Carbon Reduction in the refrigeration retail sector and BS EN 378-2.
 Applicable Schemes
The guidelines collated in this ISD aim to support sustainable best practice in the topic described. This issue may apply in multiple BREEAM schemes covering different stages in the life of a building, different building types and different year versions. Some content may be generic but scheme nuances should also be taken into account. Refer to the comments below and related articles to this one to understand these nuances. See this document for further guidelines.
- (eg) International New Construction 2016
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