Public and Commercial Building Law and Legal Definition

According to 15 USCS § 2642 [Title 15. Commerce and Trade; Chapter 53. Toxic Substances Control; Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response], the term "public and commercial building" means “any building which is not a school building, except that the term does not include any residential apartment building of fewer than 10 units.”

According to 10 CFR 434.201 [Title 10 – Energy; Chapter II -- Department of Energy; Subchapter D -- Energy Conservation; Part 434 -- Energy Code for New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High Rise Residential Buildings; Subpart B -- Definitions], the term commercial building means “a building other than a residential building, including any building developed for industrial or public purposes. Including but not limited to occupancies for assembly, business, education, institutions, food sales and service, merchants, and storage.”