NAMA for sustainable housing in Mexico

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Sector Buildings
Focus area
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Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Implementation
Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
Start of initiative 2011
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost
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Financing requested US$ 15.6 mln
Financing received to-date US$ 14 mln
Principal source of financing Bilateral
Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Mexican National Agency of Housing (CONAVI), Mexican Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT)
International funder(s) NAMA Facility; German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Organization providing technical support GIZ, IDB
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The aim of NAMA is to supplement on-going initiatives for energy-efficient housing as laid out in Mexico's Special Climate Change Programme and as currently operated by INFONAVIT. The two objectives of the NAMA are:

1. Extend penetration of basic efficiency standards to the entire new housing market in Mexico
2. Upgrade efficiency standards to more ambitious levels

Activities: (2012 - 2020)
Substantial up-scale of the housing programs "Green Mortage" and "Esta es tu casa" through increased subsidies and more ambitious efficiency standards leading to the Eco Casa 1 target value. Eco Casa 2 and Passive House are planned for more aggressive, mid-term certifications.

It has been planned two phases of development:

  • 1 st phase (2012-2016): The target group is new buildings, primarily for low-income families. During 2012 and 2013, the only standards foreseen are Eco Casa 1 whereas Eco Casa 2 will be introduced the following years. Programmed measures will bring about a primary energy consumption benchmark, several workshops, and model projections.
  • 2 nd phase (2016-2020): The plan of actions has not been scheduled yet but it will be extended to the existing housing stock.

Pilot Passive House projects are planned during both phases of development.

The IDB arrived at the NAMA table early by co­funding Mexico’s first recorded NAMA in the housing sector.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 16 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: Information has not been provided
Economic: Information has not been provided
Environmental: Information has not been provided

MRV Framework:

The proposals discussed includes the indirect indicators for the monitoring of emissions under the international verification of specific GHG reduction