Rio de Janeiro’s built environment is undergoing large scale redevelopment and improvement, stimulated by the hosting of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Energy efficient buildings and the appropriate use of renewable energy technology will help to ensure that Rio develops sustainably and that the 2016 Olympic Games leave a positive legacy for the city. Incorporating these principles into building projects will help to mitigate against the effects of climate change and will provide a range of environmental, social and economic benefits.

The toolkit outlines renewable energy technology and energy efficient building design in the context of Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympic Games. Our aim is to help planners and developers address sustainable energy issues in new developments and major refurbishments. The information on this site helps ensure compliance with the strategic objectives of the Rio Low-Carbon City Development Program and the wider Brazilian energy strategy.