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Building/Project NameSEXTUPLE
Building/Project Typeresidential multi unit Address Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Mexico  Region americas

Performance Details

Health and Wellbeing

Existing buildings or developments that demonstrate outstanding performance in improving the health, equity and/or resilience of people in local communities.

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This project was evaluated under the EcoCasa program, which aims to reduce CO2e emissions in affordable houses and contribute to the achievement of SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. This project used tools to measure aspects related to energy efficiency, water savings, housing environment and carbon footprint of materials. The compliance with these criteria allows the developer to access a preferential rate on its loan. 

Habitability and Comfort 

  • Obtained an 88% comfort range. This is estimated at 25°C for the upper limit during summer, and 20°C for lower limit during winter. Projects supported by EcoCasa programme, increase the level of comfort in housing from 40% to 80%, compared to a conventional home. 

Community and Connectivity 

  • Close proximity and accessibility to: health centre, sports facilities, public administration facilities, recreational facilities, employment opportunities, and access to public transportation, facilitating the mobility and accessibility of its inhabitants. 

Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change 

  • Integrates strategies that can be allied in future scenarios, including insulating the house and the use of very low water consumption furniture and sanitary fixtures. 
  • Construction of housing with quality materials at an affordable cost, taking care of the location to avoid building in flood zones and alignment with municipal urban development plans. 

Resource Efficiency and Circularity 

  • Achieved a mitigation of 32% CO2e compared to a baseline dwelling, contributing directly to the reduction of 37,981.56 tonCO2e emissions during the life cycle of its homes. 
  • Achieved greater energy and water efficiency, shorter commute times for transport CO2 reduction, and lower carbon footprint of building materials. 

Economic Accessibility 

  • Inclusive access to financial mechanisms for construction of affordable sustainable housing with a government standard supported by international resources and whose methodology was certified by Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) as a “Low Carbon Residential Building”, becoming the first residential housing programme in Mexico to be certified by the CBI and the first to focus particularly on social housing in the world. 
  • The average rental cost for each housing unit is $126 USD, and the average purchase cost for each housing unit is $19,660.95 USD, almost 70% lower than average housing costs. 
  • A Mexican development bank grants preferential interest rates and free technical assistance to developers who achieve the EcoCasa standard, compensating for the additional costs of implementing ecotechnologies, with the aim that the end user has access to adequate sustainable housing at the same price as a conventional one. 
  • Financial incentives provided to developers were based on results of four simulation tools used to measure a sustainable whole-house approach: DEEVi-Energy Efficient Housing Design, SAAVi-Water Saving Simulator in Housing, HEEVi-Assessment Tool of the House Environment and materials carbon footprint tool. 


EcoCasa I 

More information: programa-ecocasa-shf 

Submitter's Details

OrganisationPartners: Edificaciones Integrales Futura (developer) and Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal (SHF) (organisation)