RWA actively seeks to make each project as environmentally sustainable as the goals allow. We seek opportunities for proper site orientation, natural lighting, indoor air quality, recycled content, and stormwater management. RWA is a member of the United States Green Building Council and has LEED accredited professionals on staff.

  1. Build and sustain relationships built on confidence.
  2. Create and foster a team approach to projects
  3. Leverage design, information, and technology
  4. Continue learning, growing, and developing
  5. Maintain sound business practices


Buildings today can be designed to use less energy, consume less water, and interact with their natural environment. They can help recycle, are recyclable, incorporate renewable energies, and support a healthier indoor environment. All the while lessening their impact on the environment over the life of the building.

This design movement is known by many names, such as green design, sustainable design, or high performance design. Along with the environmental benefits, there are long-term financial benefits such as lower operating costs and lower maintenance costs. Sustainable design is about building fiscally responsible buildings while limiting resource use.

RWA is active in the local sustainable design community, including AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Several of our staff are LEED Accredited Professionals. RWA is a firm member of the United States Green Building Council.

Ask us about what RWA can do for you and the Environment!