Rio Architects Sustainability
Sustainability

Sustainability has driven our designs since the company’s inception and continues to inform our approach to architecture and business. Award Winning sustainable projects such as the Green Office in Leeds and our regeneration project at Penrhiwceiber are testament to this philosophy and have put us at the cutting edge of sustainable design.


First principle design based on location, building function, orientation, flexibility and life span, form and structure; heating and ventilation solution and material choice is fundamental to the way we think. If you start from a good base a buildings future reliance on fuel, whether renewable or not, is minimised.


The old adage of “let the building do the work” therefore still applies, however as fossil fuels diminish and prices soar, only by exploring new solutions can we create ever more sustainable designs for the future.


We work closely with our sister company Riogreen, who specialise in sustainability advice. Click the Riogreen tab below to find out more. Both companies have rigorous Environmental Management Systems and are working towards accreditation under ISO 14001.