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MSc Environmental Architecture


The Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) was established in 1986 within the Mackintosh School of Architecture. MEARU undertakes strategic and applied research into a wide range of aspects of sustainable environmental design, responding to a growing commitment to user-centred, low energy, eco-sensitive architecture in the context of increasing global concerns.

Recent work has led to the significant expansion of MEARU, widening its portfolio of expertise to include: health and wellbeing in buildings; indoor air quality; energy efficient refurbishment; and building performance evaluation.

The unit is well networked with similar European partners, is represented on the International Energy Agency, ISES Europe and publishes regularly at the Eurosun, PLEA, Healthy Buildings and WREC conference circuits.This activity contributes greatly to the learning and teaching culture of The Glasgow School of Art and has also established the Centre as a significant global research player in scientific and architectural circles.

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

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