The Ministry of Energy (SENER) and the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) with the support from the International Energy Agency (IEA) developed a Roadmap for Building Energy Codes and Standards for Mexico.
Based on the transition scenario set in the Transition Strategy to Promote the use of Cleaner Technologies and Fuels, electricity consumption is expected to decrease by 53.4% in the residential building sector and by 78.7% in the commercial building sector by 2050. To achieve these targets, an ambitious effort is needed from all stakeholders. This is particularly relevant as Mexico’s housing stock is projected to rise by 50% from 2005 to 2030 with an additional 53 million people expected to be living in urban areas by 2050.
The aspirational goals for the roadmap are:
• 2020. Mexico develops an advanced stretch code that offers additional energy savings to jurisdictions or builders that choose to adopt the standards.
• 2030. All states and capital cities adopt and effectively enforce a building energy code.
• 2050. Net zero emission buildings (NZEB) are commonly built across Mexico.
The roadmap sets both realistic and aspirational goals to mainstream the construction of net-zero emission buildings by 2050 and empower the building sector to contribute to the low carbon energy transition in Mexico. The roadmap proposes additional targets and actions for the following four main areas:
1. Capacity Building and Communication
2. Code and Standard Development
3. Adoption and Enforcement
4. Review and Update