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Energy and Sustainability

The health of our planet is a responsibility we all share. To meet the challenges posed by environmental degradation, Canada must develop sustainable institutions, practices, and technologies. There are rich opportunities for researchers in seemingly diverse areas as policy and management, pure sciences, engineering, and architecture to work together on creative solutions to reduce the impacts of human development on the natural world.


Ryerson is bringing together experts from industry, academia, and the public sector to pioneer next-generation energy and sustainability solutions. Our faculty are making important strides toward realizing a sustainable future, from the creation of innovative tools that advance urban agriculture and energy storage, to building greener homes and intelligent transportation systems, to promoting the conservation of our natural resources through policy development and regulation.

Areas of SRC activity in Energy & Sustainability include:

  • Creating innovative infrastructure that is defining how cities of the future will be built and managed.
  • Improving policy and regulation to support governance in such areas as water resources and energy costs.
  • Accelerating the adoption of sustainable technologies in Canada and driving their development and commercialization.
  • Investigating new sustainable practices in areas such as energy consumption, carbon emissions, and repurposed building materials.

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