Environment Expertise

David Morley Architects have over 35 years of experience in producing environmentally sensitive buildings


The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method is the world's longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings. As both BREEAM assessors and architects, we intuitively bring our understanding of design optimisation to environmental performance and seek to provide practical and elegant strategies for achieving environmental goals.


The international Passivhaus Standard is a clearly defined and rigorous design and construction standard to produce comfortable, highly energy efficient buildings with outstanding performance targets. This means buildings stay at an almost constant temperature, reducing the operational energy it takes to heat or cool a building. Our Certified Passivhaus Designer adopts a whole-building approach with clear, measured targets, focusing on high-quality construction, certified through an exacting quality assurance process.


The WELL Building Standard focusses on the health and well-being of the building occupants and users, optimising the building layout, fabric and operational policies to support physical and mental health. Our Accredited Professional can advise on creating spaces and places that advance health and well-being on all projects as well as help lead it through the Certification Process.


With the increasingly popular use of green walls and roofs in modern architecture, we can explore the possibility with clients for new trends in bio-integrated materials and installations within new spaces, and look to connect building occupants more closely to nature.

Our Environment Team provides consultancy on both DMA architectural projects and as support to other architectural practices:

  • Low Energy Design Strategies

  • Whole Building Life Cycle / Embodied Carbon Assessment

  • BREEAM Assessments / Consultancy

  • Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments

  • Building Fabric Performance Analysis

  • Use of Sustainable Materials

  • Post Occupancy Evaluation

  • David Morley Architects is certified to ISO14001