The launch and first technical workshop of the BEA in Bogotá was held on November 8, 2016, with the attendance of 70 people and 55 organizations. The introduction to the technical workshop was carried out by Dr. Andrés Ortiz, Secretary of District Planning, who communicated the city’s commitment to take actions to improve energy efficiency in buildings and develop a common vision regarding the importance to energy efficiency and renewable energy.

The BEA team in Bogotá created a Monitoring Report and Verification (MRV) system for the city, had guidelines approved by an advisory committee, held private and public workshops, including six for the private sector on implementation of the new MRV system.

The BEA team in Bogotá have also coordinated city and regional training events including on peer learning for national-subnational engagement and zero-carbon ambition, with the Latin America City Academy (in partnership with C40). The Colombian Ministries of Urban Planning, Environment, and Habitat have met with city leaders from Cali, Monteria and Bogotá to discuss national-subnational alignment on energy efficiency.

Bogotá received a BEA Leadership Grant in 2019 to support the preparation for the transition from BEA-supported work on building energy efficiency to building decarbonization and the development of national relationships.

Focus Areas:

Commitments to the Building Efficiency Accelerator:


  • Committed to effectively implement the national building code
  • Progresa Fenicia, a new large development project, successfully integrated energy efficiency guidelines into proposal requirements

Lead Partners:

Colombia Green Building Council (CCCS)