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User:J.Arthur

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About Me[edit]

I am a fourth year Civil Engineering student at Queen's University that will be graduating this spring. My University education and personal research has opened my eyes to the pressing need for Sustainability. In the next few weeks I will receive my Iron Ring which will serve as a reminder for me and other engineers of the responsibility that we have to uphold public health. My Iron Ring and the symbolism behind it, in conjunction with my desire to uphold the tenets of Christianity, motivates me to be a steward of the earth and an asset to mankind.

In the fall, I hope to work for a green building company. I intend on living at home and taking the Go Train into the office as supposed to driving. This will reduce my ecological footprint, save me money and limit my stress levels by not having to cope with GTA traffic. I have come to the conclusion that initiatives that benefit the environment also provide financial benefits to companies and clients. One could say the two are interchangeable. Out of fear of saying an unproven overarching statement that might incite riots in the streets, that statement is true for the construction industry. By creating a building that has minimal operating costs the building owner will be able to save money over the life of the building despite potential increases in upfront costs. This is because of a relatively long building life and Energy Conservation Measures which are put into place far before ground is broken on new structures.

A dream of mine is to create a Green Building Company that specializes in building homes, the increase in my tax bracket will help to finance my current dream car the all electric Tesla Motors S and my Green cottage that I hope to build myself.

Interests[edit]

Renewable Energy
Green building
Construction
Sustainable development


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Hi J.Arthur,

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