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Codes and Standards

CheckThe following codes and standards relate to commercial foodservice. California has regulations covering both coomercial foodservice equipment and commercial building construction. Local regulations may vary, so be sure to check with the appropriate regulating body.



Title 20 Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations
Title 20 regulations apply to certain types of new appliances if they are sold or offered for sale in California. The regulations are adopted and maintained by the California Energy Commission. The regulations are updated periodically to allow consideration and possible incorporation of new energy efficiency technologies and methods.


Title 24 Title 24 Building Energy-Efficiency Standards
Title 24 standards apply to new building construction in California. The regulations are adopted and maintained by the California Energy Commission. The standards are updated periodically to allow consideration and possible incorporation of new energy efficiency technologies and methods.



baaqmd Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Regulations
Regulation 6 limits the amount of particulate matter (PM) emissions in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay. Rule 2 covers commercial cooking equipment, specifically chain-driven (conveyorized) and under-fired char broilers.



aqmd South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
AQMD is the air pollution control agency for Southern California, covering all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Regulation XI, rule 1138 applies to commercial cooking equipment, specifically chain-driven charbroilers.



umc Uniform Mechanical Code®
The Uniform Mechanical Code is developed and maintained by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO). The IAPMO works in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world.



imc International Mechanical Code®
The International Mechanical Code is developed and maintained by the International Code Council (ICC). The codes cover construction of residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. The ICC is a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention.