- Adopt and implement a building energy code applicable to public buildings and new private high-rise buildings
- Retrofit three public buildings as a pilot for a larger retrofit program
Nuevo León’s BEA commitment focuses on adopting and implementing a building energy code applicable to public buildings and new private high-rise buildings across the state. Part of this policy included development of the Energy Management System in two public buildings in February 2020.
The Energy Management System includes proposed energy policies on energy efficiency. To establish a shared vision for building efficiency action in the state, Nuevo León hosted a kickoff workshop for 40 participants comprised of both public and private sector organizations. The state has been training developers in the efficiency codes and compiling energy savings reports from participants. The energy policy requires 50% of participants meeting their energy savings targets within three years and 80% within five years. Nuevo León has also committed to a pilot program to retrofit three public buildings acting as a foundation for a larger retrofit program. The three pilot sites have been selected and audited for investments. Nuevo León anticipates that its energy efficiency installations will reduce energy costs by 15% or more. This process will also indirectly create 30 jobs. In 2022, the state aims for 10 retrofitted buildings and to identify other options to improve energy productivity.