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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.
To be successful in residential construction, you need skilled hands on the tools. That’s the main reason people hire a contractor, a builder, or... Read more
The right combination of skills, knowledge and behaviours that meet the requirements of a job is important for the success of your company and staff.
If you work in home construction and renovation, you know about energy efficiency measures. But do you really know it?
In the US, there’s a requirement for HERS raters to determine if batt insulation has been installed properly.
When you're presenting at a conference, you have a limited amount of time to engage your audience and offer experience or participation, but you can... Read more
Raterfest is a different kind of conference. It's small and it's spacious.
We're excited. Shawna's leading a session at EnergyLogic's un-conference, RaterFest, this year (Sep 15-18). She gets to talk about her favorite... Read more
After reading many reports and white papers on energy efficiency and the housing industry in North America, I am continuously stunned at how many... Read more