RB12 contributes to the urban revitalization of downtown Rio de Janeiro, project called Porto Maravilha representing 5 million m2 processed to improve living conditions of inhabitants and the protection's heritage.
Located in Rio Branco Avenue, within the business and economic center of Rio de Janeiro, RB12 will undergo a green-refurbishment process. It 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 align them with sustainable development criteria. Among the environmental requirements that RB12 comprises are: 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 future 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 for the project management.