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Christina G. | Elance
 
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Christina G.

Sustainable Engineering & Permaculture Projects
   Canada
  |   Edmonton, Alberta

Overview

Currently PT availability (5-10 hours per week).

Mechanical engineer with M.A.Sc. Primary experience in design/drawing, research, and technical writing within the fields of sustainable development (solar thermal, passive solar, thermal mass, straw bale wall assemblies, cob wall assemblies, etc.).

Looking for design and/or technical writing work to further the field of sustainable and regenerative engineering systems, ideally incorporating permaculture principles.

Currently working through a Certificate in Professional Writing (Science...

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Service Description

Offering: technical writing and editing in engineering fields related to sustainable building and permaculture.

Past projects include:

- Editor for Verge Permaculture, PDC Intro Booklet.

- HVAC modelling and design projects (CAD and Sketchup Pro).

- Developer level creativity and "envelope pushing" when needed. Adept at software learning, background process understanding, and innovation.

- Solar thermal systems design (CAD), passive solar design (graphic concept), and thermal mass design (CAD).

- Lead researcher and technical writer with Alternative Resource Solutions initiative (www.asri.ca) compiling and writing about the use and limitations of straw bales as structural and non-structural wall elements in residential and small commercial buildings within the context of the requirements of Part 9 of the British Columbia Building Code (BCBC).'

- Lead researcher and technical writer with the Eco-Sense Cascadia Research Grant with specific contributions are in the area of solarthermal monitoring, and cob wall moisture physics data analysis.

- Heat load & loss analysis of cob and straw bale homes incorporating passive solar, thermal mass, and solar thermal systems.

- Solar thermal design and feasibility.

Past experience in: aerospace instrumentation and programs, robotics, AI and Fuzzy Logic, Fuel Cell Engine testing and development, implantable electronics testing, quality assurance and documentation, hands-on interest, networking, and more. Non abrasive...

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Employment

Goodvin Designs
Primary Engineer & Researcher
2010 - Present
Consulting researcher and writer at Goodvin Designs, primary.
Pro heat Canada
Mechanical Engineering Consulting
2010 - Present
Consulting on solar thermal applications. Also work on geothermal, PV, etc.
Thermomax Industries
Solar Design Consulting
2008 - 2010
Feasibility, design, performance research and calculations.
Epic Biosonics
Test Engineer
2003 - 2006
Testing and QA

Education

University of Victoria
M.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
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University of Victoria
B.Eng.
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Sustainable Engineering
Technical Writing
Solar thermal
Passive solar
Straw Bale
Cob
Envelope
Heat Load Loss
Research
Permaculture
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