www.comas.org.uk greendrying.wordpress.com. What is the Green Drying Project?. Involves residents and organisations in finding practical solutions to a modern problem: lack of drying greens Why? 85 % of modern housing developments have been built without outdoor drying facilities
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Over 10,000 homes in Edinburgh affected by having nowhere to dry their clothes outdoors
58% of the residents surveyed regularly put the heating on just to dry their washing
41% of who have a balcony reported restrictions on using it for drying
80% of respondentsdry their washing in the home on drying racks
57% of respondents are restricted to use their outdoor space for drying
Over a quarter of respondents have washing drying 7 days a week
Studies show that damp housing contributes to asthma and poor health
Average carbon emission for weekly use of tumble dryer is 390 kg per year
Indoor clothes drying releases 5 litres of water vapour per load. More than any household activity
“My building is brand new, yet they never planned or thought of putting a drying room or drying green in any block. The tenants consist of families with children and people with special needs. The buildings were earmarked for such people, as far as I know, before building started, so it looks likethe lack of drying space was a deliberate omission”
Why dry outdoors?
1 kWh = 0.527 kg of CO2
1 cycle = 1.84 kg of CO2
Household with 4 weekly loads = 7.5 kg per week
390 kg of CO2 per yearfor weekly use
+ £70 per person per year to power each tumble dryer!!
Average Carbon Emissions Per Year
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