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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.
There is so much to focus on when working in energy efficient, low energy, high performance, green, sustainable houses: materials, assemblies,... Read more
Beware! Heat pumps sound a heckuva lot like Canada Geese when they are unhappy. There's a lot of hissing and pooping.
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How do we draw up guidelines for identifying core competencies in home performance/energy efficiency/building science/green building across the... Read more
There are lots of horror stories out there about mold, rot, stink, decay, health problems and even death associated with energy efficiency... Read more
Just in Time Training = giving people the training they need when and where they need it.
The people who are actually carrying out the... Read more
Training in building science and energy efficiency is essential to moving the house building industry forward into Net Zero Energy, successfully.... Read more
Building a self-directed online training program is a real challenge...it's hard to determine what level of understanding your audience starts out... Read more
We sent out a press release/announcement today launching Building Science Basics, which is now eligible for BPI Continuing... Read more