No refrigerant use – shell & core assessments

The credits for Pol 01 can be awarded where it can be demonstrated that the building requires no refrigerants as per the criteria.

For shell & core assessments, where there is no requirement for refrigerants within the core services but it cannot be guaranteed that the future tenant may not install refrigeration systems for process equipment, in order to award the credits, it must be demonstrated that the building has been designed to operate without the need for refrigerants for air-conditioning or comfort cooling. One way of demonstrating this would be that the BREEAM credit for ‘Free cooling’ has been achieved.