Codes and Standards
Read updates from the AGA’s Building Energy Codes and Standards (BECS) Committee, which represents the natural gas industry in the national C&S process among model codes groups, technical standards organizations and federal agencies.
Research supporting natural gas end use codes and standards has played a vital role in maintaining the market viability of natural gas in residential and commercial applications and expanding end uses of natural gas. End use codes and standards issues facing natural gas include key technical barriers to continued and expanded use of natural gas in the residential and commercial end use applications, often in core applications such as space conditioning and water heating.
The American Gas Association servers as the secretariat to the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z223 on National Fuel Gas Code. The ASC Z223 develops and publishes ANSI Z223.1, National Fuel Gas Code. The Code is jointly developed with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 54 Committee and is also known as NFPA 54.