Here at Blue House Energy, we have a lot to say about a lot of things. Our favourite things are: building science, online training, successful instructional design, collaboration, improving industry capacity, and performance management.
We also like to talk about great projects and case studies, initiatives like Net Zero Energy Labelling from CHBA, innovations in building materials, assemblies, and processes, and what our colleagues in and around building science are doing. Sometimes we shut up and get them to talk about what they’re doing.
We’ve got two main blogs, Shawna’s and Hal’s. Shawna gets into the details of building science and industry initiatives. Hal focuses on performance management -- what that means and how to get the best out of your training budget. When managers and employees commit to a process where they plan, monitor and review training objectives together, the overall contribution to the organization is bigger and better.
You can use the filters below to read one or both blogs.
It's a hard thing sometimes, to wear so many hats. Contractors and trades people are often the brains, brawn and bean counters of their small... Read more
So I'm researching the background material for our HVAC course, which of course, includes heat pumps. Ducted, ductless, combination duct/ductless... Read more
There is this disconnect in our industry. It's around building science and the ways that all the systems in the house work together or against... Read more
There's a fine line to walk between simplifying information and dumbing it down so that it's useless. Concepts need to be understood. That's the... Read more
We've been in the depths of production of our own courses for several months now, and we are now working with a few clients on some custom courses... Read more
Reflecting on last month’s adventure to Detroit and the ACI national conference...
Biggest takeaway: I love building science wonks and home... Read more
We're pleased to be presenting at a free webinar hosted by BPI on online learning systems that support building science and home performance... Read more