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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