Type of initiative: Energy Management and Use
Population: 8.7 M city / 18.6 M metropolitan area
Principal economic activities in Mexico City include trade, financial services, insurance, telecommunications, information technology, and transportation.
According to the Norma Solar, which translates roughly as "Solar Bylaw," all new commercial and industrial buildings that employ more than 50 people are required to install solar water heaters. The heaters must have sufficient capacity to provide at least 30% of the hot water used in the given building.