About the Environmental Assessment of Domestic Laundering project

This Environmental Assessment of Domestic Laundering is a three year multi-disciplinary project led by Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) at the Glasgow School of Art, in partnership with the Centre for Research on Indoor Climate and Health (RICH) at Glasgow Caledonian University and the Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) at the University of Strathclyde.

Research Units

Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU)
Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art
Principal investigator: Prof Colin Porteous

Co-investigators: Dr Tim Sharpe, Rosalie Menon and Donald Shearer
Senior Research Assistant: Dr Haruna Musa

Centre for Research on Indoor Climate & Health (RICH)
Glasgow Caledonian University
Co-investigators: Dr Paul Baker and Chris Sanders

Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU)
University of Strathclyde
Co-investigators: Dr Paul Strachan and Dr Nick Kelly
PhD student: Anastasios Markopoulos

The team also recognises the valuable contribution of housing associations and individual households in making this guide possible.

The Laundry Design Guide

The Design Guide: Healthy Low Energy Home Laundering is based on the work of the multi-disciplinary research team for the ‘Environmental Assessment of Domestic Laundering’ (Grant No. EP/G00028X/1). We gratefully acknowledge the financial contribution of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), thus enabling an in-depth study over three years, the findings of which carry considerable economic significance.

ISBN number: 978-0-9571595-0-1
© MEARU 2011

Guide design, illustration and production: Duich McKay
Photography: Colin Gray
Website production: Chris Third

Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU)

The Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) was established in 1993 within the Mackintosh School of Architecture and has an established track record of high quality research into environmental architecture.

MEARU undertakes strategic and applied research into a wide range of aspects of sustainable environmental design, including solar technology and indoor air quality and responding to a growing commitment to user-centred, low energy, eco-sensitive architecture in the context of increasing global concerns.

The unit is also well networked with similar European partners, is represented on the International Energy Agency, ISES Europe and publishes regularly at the Eurosun, PLEA, and WREC conference circuits.This activity contributes greatly to the learning and teaching culture of The Mackintosh School of Architecture and has also established the research unit as a significant global research player in scientific and architectural circles. MEARU has completed a number of research-based consultancy contracts with corporate clients, private architectural practitioners and public sector organisations including local authorities and housing associations. Ongoing research is funded by the UK’s national innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board; the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). MEARU is also partnered with a progressive housing association via the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme.

Contact: Dr Tim Sharpe, Centre Director
+44 (0) 141 353 4658