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Hitesh Doshi

Hitesh Doshi (BTech, IIT Mumbai, MASc, PEng Toronto) is a Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University since 1994. 

He has also been a practicing Professional Engineer in Ontario in the area of Building Science since the mid 1980’s, first working in a large firm and more recently undertaking specialized work. Hitesh has also been recognized for his efforts with awards from the Engineering Faculty, Ryerson University and the ACSA.

Hitesh's scholarly emphasis intersects with climate change impacts, visualization, value engineering and policy development research as they apply to wall, windows and roofs. He is working on characterizing buildings for use in GIS analysis, green roof construction standards, construction performance guidelines, control of water flow over vertical building surfaces and impact of air pollution on durability of building envelope systems.

Hitesh Doshi has lead several projects related to green roofs, eco-roofs, green roof bylaws, and policy and programming to support sustainable urban development. He advised 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 policy instruments for municipal decision-makers regarding green roofs.

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 requiring green roofs on new buildings in Toronto. Hitesh’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.