Building Codes


  • Mexico City Building Codes Project

Under USAID’s Efficiency for Development Program, Berkeley Lab and partner ICM are working with the administration of Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum in an effort to achieve full implementation of mandatory energy efficiency building codes for commercial buildings.  The project takes advantage of the existence of federal codes developed by CONUEE, specifically thermal envelope specifications provided in NOM-008-ENER-2001.  While this technical code has existed for some time, as yet no Mexican municipalities have implemented its compliance through building permit requirements.  Successful completion of this project in Mexico’s largest city will therefore constitute a great step forward toward full compliance throughout Mexico. Read more.


Links to Mexican Official Standards (NOMS) (text in Spanish):

NOM-008-ENER-2001 Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Envelope of Non-Residential Buildings

NOM-020-ENER-2011. Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Envelope of Residential Buildings

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