Newswise — The following Ryerson University faculty members are currently available for comment on their areas of expertise, listed below. Faculty members can be contacted directly for comment.

Sustainable housing & renewable energyNet zero energy homes – houses that generate as much energy as they useAlan FungAssociate Professor Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringLeading member of the Sustainable Urbanism Initiative – a team comprised of Ryerson students, faculty and industry partners

Canadian and international climate change policyMunicipalities and climate changeGlobal food securityNatural resources and basic service provision, sub-Saharan AfricaChris GoreAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Politics and Public Administration

Energy efficient buildingsRecycling and reusing construction materialsDesign for urban agricultureMark GorgolewskiProfessorDepartment of Architectural ScienceDirector, Graduate Program in Building Science

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

Environmental planningEnvironmental impact assessment Ron PushchakProfessorSchool of Occupational and Public Health

Green roofsWater pollutionJames LiAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Civil Engineering

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