Triptyque, Franco-Brazilian architecture agency dedicated to sustainable design, is conceiving the first commercial building based on new generation’s energies in Brazil: the RB12 building. Located in Rio Branco Avenue, within the business and economic center of Rio de Janeiro, it will undergo a green-refurbishment process. RB12 will present a bioclimatic façade, which consists in a set of windows that plays with light like a diamond, suspended landscaping, and a system that generates energy throughout solar panels and fuel cells for the first time in the city.
RB12 embodies an innovative new concept of sustainable development based on energy production, thus, following the global trend of green-refurbishment, which consists in adapting and upgrading old buildings in order to aligned them with sustainable development criteria. Among the environmental requirements that RB12 comprises: thermal comfort, managing water consumption, optimizing natural light system, clean energy production through solar panels and fuel cells.
It will be the first commercial building in Brazil that uses photovoltaic panels for its own electricity production and hydrogen cells that transform the gas street into electricity. All these high-end technologies will enable to increase savings for futures owners. Companies that will occupy the building from 2014 will take advantage of the positive luxury sustainable image of RB12 that also corroborates environmental responsibility policy.
Natekko*, the French market leader in sustainable construction is the creator of this new concept of office building. MMC Investimentos** is responsible of the project management.