From "Green" Buildings to Sustainable Tourism: Ryerson Experts Discuss Earth Day

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Released: 19-Mar-2010 1:00 PM EDT

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Newswise — Ryerson University experts can offer insight on environment topics from sustainable housing to renewable energy and plugging electricity "leaks" in your home.


Sustainable buildingEnergy efficient buildingsRecycling and reusing construction materialsDesign for urban architectureMark GorgolewskiProfessorDepartment of Architectural ScienceDirectorGraduate Program in Building Science

Sustainable housing systems Colin RipleyAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Architectural Science DirectorGraduate Program, Master of Architecture*Prefers email

Energy efficient buildingsEnvironmentally friendly renovation techniques Russell C. RichmanAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Architectural ScienceOffice: 416-979-5000 x


Renewable energy (i.e. solar power)Net zero energy homes – houses that generate as much energy as they useStandby power used in residences (energy "leaks")Alan FungAssociate Professor Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringProject leader of the Sustainable Urbanism Initiative – a team comprised of Ryerson students, faculty and industry partners

Wind power in urban settingsPaul WalshAssociate Professor and Associate ChairDepartment of Aerospace Engineering

Bioethanol fuels Grace LukProfessor and Associate ChairDepartment of Civil EngineeringProgram DirectorGraduate Program in Civil Engineering


Green marketing Hersch JacobsProfessorDepartment of GeographyTed Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Sustainable tourism Corporate social responsibility in tourismEco tourism and climate changeRachel DoddsAssociate ProfessorTed Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

EcotourismEnvironmental management in tourism industrySustainable mass tourismSonya GraciAssistant ProfessorTed Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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