A pilot project for a Green Building Council
The Modernist’s Country Home is considered a reference house in Brazil by the Green Building Council (GBC). It is a pilot project for the first system of certification in Brazil for residential buildings developed using the LEED standards (American Green-Building standards used worldwide).
In order to be in accordance with the requirements of the GBC, all of the materials used in the construction of the house are sustainable. For Example:
The wood is brought from the Amazon, by a company called Amata that specializes in managing logging projects with the lowest possible amount of impact on the natural environment.
The house produces its own energy using solar and photovoltaic panels, which are installed on roof, as well as from a small wind turbine, which all generate electricity and store it in the batteries kept underneath the house.