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June 24, 2020

We are living in volatile times. 

The last few weeks - and let's face it, the last few months - have been full of discomfort, fear, and confusion. In addition to living through a health pandemic, the murder of George Floyd and the tidal wave of protests, debate, and reaction that have followed his death have exposed that we are struggling with a pandemic of another kind: systemic racism.
Why does a company focused on online education for builders and energy advisors need to speak out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement? Because we know (and we're sure you know) that racism is alive and well in our industry, as is the marginalization of many other folks, including women, Indigenous peoples, LGBTQIA2S+ folks, and many others.

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.

- Desmond Tutu

And even more fundamental than that: our culture cannot change unless everyone bothers to notice, acknowledge, and work to transform what is broken. Blue House Energy has been dedicated to the demolition of glass ceilings since we got started. We know that's not enough and so we are continuing to learn, push beyond our comfort zone, and work toward building a better world.

We would like to hear how we can support BIPOC, women, Indigenous peoples, LGBTQIA2S+ in the residential construction industry.

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  • If you are planning a house build or renovation, understanding Building Science is important to avoid repetitive heating costs and possible water damage later. Shawna and her team know their stuff.

    K.W., General Manager, Halifax, NS
  • Studies over the last 20 years have shown a worrying energy performance gap – where buildings are consistently found to use more heating energy than designers had predicted and Energy Performance Certificates indicate.

    Oliver Drerup, Former Head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - International
  • I am pleased to hear that you will be undertaking a new initiative to further trades training in residential energy efficiency. CMHC supports the building of industry awareness and capacity to deliver more sustainable technologies and practices in the housing sector.

    Duncan Hill, P. Eng., Acting Director, Sustainable Housing and Communities Policy and Research Policy, Research and Planning, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Over the last 20+ years I have been speaking to and training thousands of new home builders and renovators across North America.

    Gord Cooke, Air Solutions
  • All I can say is … wow!  You have nailed it! I just watched the 5 minute overview of what all your training videos will attempt to accomplish, and am very impressed.  I am so proud that I know you both, this is incredibly good.

    Gregory A. Pedrick, C.E.M., Project Manager, New York State Energy Efficiency Agency
  • This training is easy use and in a perfect format.

    Dan Drummond, Training Director, Canada Wood China
  • It is very well centred on the learner's experience. Visually-based rather than text-based delivery make the modules straightforward and non-intimidating. I like the way the expected learning outcomes are clearly presented and the information is clearly applicable to practical work.

    Michelle Harding, Professional Builders Institute of BC
  • This is primo education that goes way beyond training.

    Chris Rosemont, BASF