Architects who design with natural and renewable materials and technologies.
A list of Accredited Architects can be found on The Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) website:
With Sust support, the RIAS successfully completed a pilot in sustainable building design accreditation in 2004. This scheme developed from an idea floated by Gaia Research in 2000 as part of their DTI sponsored Sustainable Construction CPD project (www.gaiagroup.org).
In 2003/4, 'Sust.: The Lighthouse on Sustainability', supported the development of a pilot accreditation scheme. The scheme allows architects who have a proven track record in sustainable design to have their experience and skills independently endorsed.
The accreditation scheme recognises four levels of skill based in built work, with the special star* recognition of innovation within each level. Accreditation remains in place for 5 years, subject to upgrading or renewal.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of their career, qualifications and specialist areas of knowledge or activity; and a range of project work/case studies. These are assessed by independent peer review.