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 building
Energy efficient buildings
Recycling and reusing construction materials
Design for urban architecture
Mark Gorgolewski
Department of Architectural Science
Graduate Program in Building Science

Sustainable housing systems
Colin Ripley
Associate Professor
Department of Architectural Science
Graduate Program, Master of Architecture
*Prefers email

Energy efficient buildings
Environmentally friendly renovation techniques
Russell C. Richman
Assistant Professor
Department of Architectural Science
Office: 416-979-5000 x 6489


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

Wind power in urban settings
Paul Walsh
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Aerospace Engineering

Bioethanol fuels
Grace Luk
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Civil Engineering
Program Director
Graduate Program in Civil Engineering


Green marketing
Hersch Jacobs
Department of Geography
Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Sustainable tourism
Corporate social responsibility in tourism
Eco tourism and climate change
Rachel Dodds
Associate Professor
Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Environmental management in tourism industry
Sustainable mass tourism
Sonya Graci
Assistant Professor
Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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