City of Fort St John Passive House

About Catherine Ruddell

Through her innovation and creativity, Catherine has built her career from a passion to inspire change and a desire to promote inclusivity through her work.

She is known for her dynamic and empathetic leadership style and she engages her community with compelling content that informs, educates and inspires action.

As the Ambassadors and Caretakers of the City of Fort St John Demonstration Passive House, she and her partner facilitated public tours of this conservation education project for almost two years.

The project and the home were recognized for its leadership in sustainability with awards from the Canada Green Building Council, the Canadian Wood Council, and the Union of BC Municipalities, among others.

Although no longer living in the home Catherine and Paul remain committed to expanding awareness of the passive house standard and high performance building industry. Paul Gillis is also a recent graduate of the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design program at the University of Northern British Columbia. Catherine interrogates him on the subject of #masstimber and #CLT on a regular basis.