Series DC 046/1 - Job Files: Easthall Solar Demonstration Project

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DC 046/1


Job Files: Easthall Solar Demonstration Project


  • c1983-2009 (Creation)

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44 boxes

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Job files related to Easthall Solar Demonstration Project.

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.


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The material has been sorted where a clear and logical pattern presented itself (e.g. collection of 'Tech Talk' newsletters) but, in order to preserve the original organisation of the material, it is largely presented in its original sequence of (generally) Easthall then Heatfest material.

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Prof Colin Porteous is an architect and researcher whose interest extends to energy-efficient design moved from practice to in-depth research. In 1981, he became active in the international solar community and then a full-time academic in 1986 after leading a community technical aid centre. He linked problems of fuel poverty to passive solar solutions via EU-funded Easthall Demonstration Project in early 1990s. Prof Porteous initiated the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) in 1993. He is the author of THE NEW eco-ARCHITECTURE (2002) and Solar Architecture in Cool Climates (2005), and has contributed a chapter to Sensing a Historic Low-CO2 Future (2011).

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