Ethos

What drives us?

We are driven by a commitment to sustainability, it’s at the core of who we are.

We want to make a difference, and the easiest way we know how is by addressing the buildings in which we live, work and meet. Did you know that 40% of the world’s carbon emissions come from the built environment? This is both through the energy taken to make a building, and the energy needed to operate the building. Little changes, such as changing the materials used to make a building, and the way a building harnesses energy, can make a huge difference in tackling climate change.

By using good design, smart solutions and a consideration of a project’s life cycle, we can build buildings that not only look after us but also are good for the environment.

What our we doing about it?

DLA is a signatory on the Architect’s Declare movement and acknowledges our role and responsibility as a practice. We currently operate on 100% Green electricity, and are working towards being fully carbon neutral by 2022. The next step for us is to prepare a Sustainability Action Plan, so that we can better understand opportunities to represent these values through the way we practice and the projects we create.