Erik is a sustainable building and embodied carbon enthusiast. For over a decade, he has been committed to realizing the potential of buildings to be climate heroes, to regenerate the environment, and to be healthier places to live, work and enjoy. Erik holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Building Engineering with a specialization in building energy and environment. He graduated with distinction, was a member of the Dean’s list, undertook research work that contributed to a published paper, and represented his engineering department as he and his team won an award for ideas that could help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Before returning to university, Erik was working as a sustainable builder specializing in natural materials, ran a green construction co-op he co-founded, and developed construction management systems. He aims to always be involved in work that helps humanity and the natural world thrive together in symbiosis.