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Last edited 17 Jan 2018
BREEAM Impact of refrigerants
 Aim and benefits
 What's the problem with refrigerants?
 When to consider
At the pre-assessment, it's useful to establish:
- Will there be refrigerants? Will they likely have more than 6kg charge in each unit?
- Are there any plans to use a very low GWP refrigerants?
- Are we planning to have chillers? or a VRF system?
 Step by step guidance
 Questions to ask while seeking compliance
 Tips and best practice
Frequently, your M&E engineer may well nod along that these credits are all achievable. Please consider:
- DELC <100 or GWP <10 -- Unless you're using a "strange" system with refrigerants such as ammonia, water -- you probably won't achieve these credits. Less than 1000 however, is relatively OK if you use R134a/R32 or something similar.
- You probably (as of Jan 2018) won't find a leak detection system for a VRF system, only if you have centralised chillers.
 Typical evidence
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