The city of Pasadena, Texas voted to adopt NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code. NFPA 5000 is the first building code to be developed through a process accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is a key element of the Comprehensive Consensus Codes, the first full, integrated set of codes and standards developed through ANSI-accredited processes. It meets ISO criteria for its Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule, making Pasadena and all jurisdictions that adopt it eligible for the maximum points available.

ISO evaluates building code and enforcement efforts locally for insurers to assist them in their underwriting and rating of individual properties.