We are reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business.

We actively encourage suppliers, clients and other stakeholders to do the same.

Ryden Infogaphic


we help our clients embrace sustainability and environmental impact

    • Our Project Management & Building Consultancy teams are involved in managing a wide range of projects throughout the UK. We ensure sustainability and the environment is considered at every stage of the construction process.
    • We work closely with Developers, Designers, Land Purchasers, Landlords and Funders to ensure that we approach this critical issue collaboratively and cooperatively.
    • The Professional Design Teams we work alongside now have a responsibility to ensure that their project design considers both the Operational Energy of the building and the Embodied Carbon of the material used during construction. Both have to be significantly reduced.
    • These reductions are not easily met and require expertise to assist the Team in reaching these targets. It is now common for a Net Zero Carbon Consultant to be added to the Team. We ensure the Team is structured and managed throughout the project from day one.
    • Our Building Consultants work closely with our Property Managers to provide maintenance and management services of the current built environment. We can influence change to assist with creating a greener future as plant and equipment requires replacing or upgrading.
    • Our Planning Consultants routinely include Sustainability Audits and Assessments in support of planning applications for new proposals.
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Cadworks, Glasgow

Cadworks is a 94,500 sq ft office development in Glasgow city centre. It was developed to the highest standards of environmental performance achieving an Excellent BREEAM Rating and an EPC A Rating.

Glasgow's first office building that is Net Zero Carbon in operation it uses no fossil fuels and 100% of waste is diverted from landfill.

Tenants also benefit from the option of adding air monitoring devices which they can access through the building's app to check the air quality in their area. 

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Office occupier demands

Office occupiers are increasingly looking for buildings that will help them reduce their environmental emissions. All electric buildings or buildings where a floor is electric are in demand. There are also some smarter buildings where the occupier can turn off a lot of the systems in their space on a given day helping them to save money and make further reductions. 

Other facilities on their checklist are car charging points, green energy suppliers, access to good public transport links and good recycling provision.

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Wilderness Scotland, Aviemore

An existing unheated industrial unit transformed into a new HQ for Wilderness Scotland. The latest highly efficient insulated cladding panel systems exceed the backstop required for thermal performance in the building regulations. Low carbon technology in the form of air source heat pumps were installed as the primary power source and locally sourced timber cladding was used.

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Veterinary Surgery, Glasgow

The design of a new extension employs low carbon technologies in the form of air source heat pumps to provide space and water heating as well as photovoltaic solar panels to augment the incoming electricity supply. The building fabric is designed to achieve a 50% reduction on backstop thermal performance requirements and air-tightness.