Energy efficient homes are in high demand.
February 20, 2017

If you work in home construction and renovation, you know about energy efficiency measures. But do you really know it?

If you’re trying to figure out if you need this course or not, take a shot at answering these questions:

What happens to the neutral pressure plane when you air seal the basement headers but don’t do anything else to the house? And why should you care?

What about combustion spillage? How can you visually tell when it’s an issue in a house, and how do you solve it?

What's important about knowing where the dewpoint is?

If you don't know how to answer them, then you need some training.

You'll need to know about stuff like this:


It’s costly to take courses. 

If you take a day off work, it’ll cost you.

If you register for a day-long workshop, it’ll cost you.

If you have to travel to get that training, it’ll cost you.

And face it, if you are out somewhere, you’re likely to buy lunch if it’s not supplied, and then after, maybe you and your workshop compatriots are off for a beer. It’ll cost you.

And you’ll be stuck in a classroom. All. Day.



Online training doesn’t take the place of hands-on learning. It builds on your experience so that you can do a better job, and it allows you learn at your own pace, without taking you off the tools.

That's why we came up with Blue House Energy online training. There’s still a little pain, because we need to make some money and you need to give up some time. But it’s not so bad. Promise.

We give you the animated goods on house-as-a-system, indoor air quality and ventilation requirements, and you learn at your own pace in your sweats.

At home.

In a marathon 3 to 4 hour session or in 10 to 15 minute chunks. Totally digestible while snacking.

This is basic training for any energy efficient building program or certification. BHE training is designed by people who work in the industry and understand what you need to know in the field, so you’ll have a good solid start on any future training you do.

It's also good for continuing education units (ask us about CEUs that are available, our resellers have better regional CEU options than we do).

At the end of a course, you pass a test (no trick questions, all multiple choice or T/F answers) and we give you a certificate of knowledge, which you can use as a proof of learning, that you understand how you’re affecting a house when you carry out air sealing work or add insulation.

And then you can treat yourself to lunch and that beer. ‘Cause you earned it, buckaroo.



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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
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    Oliver Drerup, Former Head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - International
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    Duncan Hill, P. Eng., Acting Director, Sustainable Housing and Communities Policy and Research Policy, Research and Planning, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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