EcoCasa: Creating low-carbon housing in Mexico

Life & Soul Magazine

EcoCasa is a sustainable housing initiative creating energy-efficient and social housing in Mexico, while contributing to climate protection and improving the quality of life for low-income residents.

Mexico has a significant housing shortage with an estimated deficit of 9.6 million homes. Many of these are needed by families on low incomes.

The country is addressing the urgent need to make its cities more sustainable, having made a dramatic commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 50 per cent below 2002 levels by 2050.

EcoCasa provides low-interest construction loans to developers to build “EcoCasas” – affordable new homes that cut CO2 emissions by at least 20% – without passing on extra costs to purchasers.

The programme also provides financial incentives and technical assistance to housing developers to achieve higher levels of energy efficiency, and thus contribute to transform the housing sector in line with the country’s objectives on climate change.

EcoCasa homes…

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