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CS Fireplace PhotoCodes and standards are the guiding force behind the hearth and barbecue industry. There are building codes, fire prevention codes, safety standards, construction standards and much more. In the following pages you will be able to research which codes and standards relate to your area of interest and where to get more detailed information. Also, you will be able to determine when that code or standard may be updated or when there will be a meeting of a task force related to it.

Before you get started...

Codes are typically legal documents that have the force of groups such as the International Code Council (ICC) behind it and are enforced by such groups through building inspectors.

Standards are guidance documents, often written by experts in their field. They are created by Standards Development Organizations (SDO's) with Code Groups looking to the SDO's for guidance in writing code.

Click the links below to learn more about codes that are important to HPBA membership:


Want to become more involved?

  • Sign up on CSA Group's Community of Interest website at:

  • Once you create a profile you can monitor codes and standards activity under the "Fuel Burning" community section.

2014 Standards to Know:

Code Name:Topic:Link:
ASHRAE 62.2 Whole House Ventilation
CSA Z21.50 Vented Gas Fireplaces
CSA Z21.58 Gas Barbecue
CSA Z21.97 Outdoor Decorative Appliances
CSA Z21.11.2 Vent Free Products
NFPA 211
Installation and Construction
NFPA 54 Gas Fuel
NFPA 53 Gas Fuel
UL 127 Factory Built Fireplaces


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