The next iteration of the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) green building standard, LEED 2012, is under development and will contain some important changes for food retailers regarding their refrigeration systems. Throughout LEED’s 11-year history, supermarkets have been hard-pressed to receive credits for reducing the refrigerant quantity (charge) and leak rate of their refrigeration systems. However, one of the proposals for LEED 2012 is that stores that achieve a ...

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