In the absence of a strong national code or a gap between code adoption and implementation, cities can take initiative. One option is to engage with international platforms and forums.
The World Resources Institute (WRI) Mexico, together with Mexico City government, are both engaged with the Building Efficiency Accelerator Project of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for ALL. From collaborations between different stakeholders, the Mexico City announced the plan for energy code implementation and stressed the importance of buildings in Mexico. That was the first time that—in Mexico City, always, the number one issue regarding energy and greenhouse gas emission with the transport sector.
This presentation reviews the commitment, assessment, development and implementation of building energy codes in Mexico City.