Professor Hitesh Doshi is a professional engineer and a fulltime professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University. He has extensive experience in the areas of roofing technology, green and eco-roofs, sustainable construction and building science. He has lead several projects related to green roofs, eco-roofs, green roof bylaws, policy and programming to support sustainable urban development and green roofs. Hitesh provided advice on the first green roof on the Ryerson campus. He also worked on CMHC projects to review green roof policies throughout the world and developed tools for municipal decision makers on policy instruments for green roofs.
Recently Hitesh lead a Ryerson team that was instrumental in the City of Toronto’s review of green roofs and demonstrated convincingly through his work that green roofs were necessary to sustainable urban planning. Subsequently, the City of Toronto adopted the Green Roof Strategy and implemented a bylaw that requires green roofs on new buildings in Toronto. Hitesh’s and his team’s work on green roofs was part of the basis upon which the City of Toronto won the FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Award in 2007 for the City’s leadership on green roofs.