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NAFEM strives to provide technical information and support to enhance the foodservice E & S marketplace. Check out the latest industry research and resources when you have business decisions to make, and keep up with all the various standards, codes and accreditation issues that impact your business.

What is Certification?
There’s no real mystery to obtaining certification on your equipment products, and new options make the process simpler and faster than ever. The key is providing all the right information in the right order at the right time. Follow this easy guide to help you keep things in order.

Revit Foodservice Equipment Standards
Revit Foodservice Equipment Standards define guidelines for model content creation in Revit® Architecture, Revit® MEP, and Revit® Structure for use in the Foodservice Equipment Industry. By following the guidelines and standards in this guide, content creators in the Foodservice Equipment Industry will ensure the portability, compatibility and performance of their content.

International Commercial Electric Catering Equipment Standards
A change is being contemplated within the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards development system for commercial electrical catering equipment (warming and cooking appliances, dishwashers, kitchen machines and hoods).

NAFEM Data Protocol
The NAFEM Data Protocol (NDP) is a set of standard rules and message formats that allow commercial kitchen equipment to communicate with a foodservice manager’s or service technician’s computer.

In addition, NAFEM and The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) offer a technical specification for creating a communication link between the point of service (POS) and commercial kitchen equipment.

U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 12,000 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.

CIA Sales Training & Certification
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) offers its Certified Culinary Sales Professionals (CCSP) Program as an ideal way to distinguish your company from competitors. It's a four-month program that takes your sales team beyond just selling through distance learning and on-campus experiences.

FCSI /NAFEM Recommended Specification Sheet
Recommended guidelines for layout and content in specification sheets.