California Green Building Code (CALGreen) – Standards for plumbing fixtures and fittings

To provide specifications for plumbing fixtures and fittings by referencing the California Plumbing Code, installation to be based on these codes.

CALGreen Code Section 5.303.6: Standards for plumbing fixtures and fittings.

Plumbing fixtures and fittings shall be installed in accordance with the California Plumbing Code, and shall meet the applicable standards referenced in Table 1701.1 of the 2019 California Plumbing Code and in Chapter 6 of this code.

Intent:

The intent of this code requirement is to provide specifications for plumbing fixtures and fittings by referencing the 2019 California Plumbing Code. Assembly Bill 715 (Chapter 499, Statutes of 2007) modified the Health and Safety Code to specify standards for high-efficiency toilets and urinals. Assembly Bill 1953 (Chapter 853, Statutes of 2006) changed the code to redefine “leadfree plumbing” to reduce the amount of lead allowed in potable water fittings and fixtures effective January 1, 2010. (AB 1953 is referenced in Section 604.10 of the California Plumbing Code.)

Subsequent legislation in Senate Bill 1334 (Chapter 580, Statutes of 2008) and Senate Bill 1395 (Chapter 581, Statutes of 2008) required that products be certified as to lead levels by an ANSI accredited third party.

Compliance Method:

Specify plumbing fixtures and fittings that meet the referenced standards in the 2019 California Plumbing Code and other sections listed above.

Enforcement:

Plan intake: The plan reviewer should confirm that the construction documents show that the plumbing fixtures and fittings specified meet the referenced standards listed.

On-site enforcement: The inspector should verify that the specified fixtures and fittings installed meet the referenced standards listed.

(Excerpted from ‘Guide to the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code Nonresidential’ – Chapter 5)

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