1st Passive House PLUS office building in the world

1st Passive House PLUS office building in the world

1st Passive House PLUS office building in the world

by Marty Paradine, Canada (PPRE2008-2010)

I have worked in the mining, oil and gas industries as an engineer and operations manager, before moving into my area of passion - sustainability and the built environment. I then acted as an energy consultant and have worked for the past eight years in municipal/local government: Fort St. John, BC as a Sustainability Manager and in Valleyview, Alberta as a Chief Administrative Officer (Town Manager). As Town Manager in Valleyview, I managed 51 full time staff and an annual budget of approximately $13M.  In this capacity, I championed the building of our new Municipal Office/Hall to the Passive House Standard.  Recently, I have taken on a new role as a College Professor at the Okanagan College in the Sustainable Construction Management Program.  I hold an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Renewable Energy (PPRE), Master of Science in Business Administration and a Certified Energy Manager accreditation.  At the moment, I am working towards finalizing the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration Level II.

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