- c1983-1988 (Creation)
Level of description
48 items (inc. 1 bound item)
Content and Structure
Scope and content
- copies of paper examining wind energy on Shetland Isles
- and general correspondence, including that relating to passive solar housing in Clonmel, Ireland.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.
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Name of creator
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).