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Very Low Temperature Refrigeration Systems

Last Updated: 10/01/19

Very low temperature refrigeration systems require maintaining temperatures at approximately -80 degrees Fahrenheit (-62 degrees Celsius) or lower. Examples include medical freezers and freeze-dryers, which generally require extremely reliable refrigeration cycles to maintain low temperatures and must meet stringent technical standards that do not normally apply to refrigeration systems.

Product Details
  • asterisk Federal agencies are required by statute to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
Procurement Info

Where to Buy

  • No federal source identified
Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Additional Guidance

Substitutes for ozone-depleting chemicals, as identified under the SNAP program, may be purchased with the product itself or separately. In either case, federal agencies must procure and substitute safe alternatives for ozone-depleting substances to the maximum extent practicable.

Potential LEED Contributions

This product may contribute* toward points in multiple LEED v4 rating systems, including areas required for LEED v4 building certification. Primarily, the credits will apply in the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) categories. This includes the specialty areas of: Labs, Warehouse and Distribution Centers, and Healthcare. Specific credits are:

  • Energy & Atmosphere
    • Optimize Energy Performance
    • Enhanced Refrigerant Management

* It is important to note that no products, individually or collectively, can guarantee a specific number of points for LEED Category credit. Each credit will need to be matched to the product by a certified professional.