We are championing sustainable design, circular economy and social value in the building and construction sector through the following services:
This provides socially-sensitive and environmentally-friendly design solutions on building, neighbourhood and urban scale. It includes:
- Sustainable Building Design
- Sustainable Urban Design
- Material Estimator
Life-cycle based and integrative resource-efficient and decarbonized building design, retrofit and operation.
Carbon neutral and resilient urban planning and management
Our digital material estimator helps you calculate the exact quantity of building materials required for your construction project hence reducing wastage.
This fosters material reuse and regenerative architecture.
- Deconstruction Services
- Endelevu Material Exchange Platform
Soft demolition and full deconstruction services. We are committed to the art and science of salvaging useful materials, giving them a new life and legacy while reducing the waste stream.
It allows for donation or trade in second-hand salvaged or surplus building materials.
Research, Learning and Innovation Division
This provides data, tools and guidance to support the planning, design, construction, operation and decommissioning of sustainable buildings and cities.
- Learning Hub
- Diagnostics, Rating, and Certification Support (DRCS)
- Materials Lab
This delivers training programs that are designed to meet the needs of those interested in updating their skills and competencies to deliver better built environment and infrastructure projects.
Innovative, data-driven solutions for sustainable building and urban design
Develop, test, and deploy healthy building materials and products.
Leveraging digital technologies (IoT, blockchain, and pervasive computing) to create an intelligent and responsive built environment.
All our work at Niko Green Studios is aimed at exploring and demonstrating how the design, construction, operations, and decommissioning of buildings and infrastructure can support human, ecosystem, and social health and equity.
We base our design decisions around what is best for the occupants balanced with simple and sustainable operation and maintenance, while adhering to the project schedule and budget. The following principles underpin our firm’s design practice:
Design for CIRCULARITY
We support a circular economy by reusing and improving buildings and by designing for resiliency, adaptability, disassembly, and reuse, aspiring to a zero-waste goal for planned construction activities.Learn More
Design for HEALTH
We support human health by preferring products that foster life throughout their life cycles and seeking to eliminate the use of hazardous substances.Learn More
Design for JUSTICE
We support social health and equity by preferring products from manufacturers that secure human rights in their own operations and in their supply chains, positively impacting their workers and the communities where they operate.Learn More
Design for CLIMATE
We support climate health by preferring products that reduce carbon emissions and ultimately sequester more carbon than emitted.Learn More
The following palette of projects highlight our people-centered, life-cycle based and regenerative design solutions on building, neighborhood and urban scale.
The HubA proposed air pollution training & research facility in Nairobi County.
KoomeA proposed environmental pollution awareness and exhibition center in Nairobi County.
NyalendaA proposed green cooking technologies exhibition center in Kisumu County.
Our team includes registered architects, planners, engineers, surveyors, social scientists, and sustainability consultants who are passionate about designing spaces and systems that work for people and the planet using evidence-based and human-centered approaches.