A Primer on Climate Zones

Shawna HendersonMay 19, 2021

Are there 3, 4, 5, or 6 Climate Zones in Canada? Yes. Let me explain. First, let's talk about Degree Days. Heating Degree Days quantifies how much the temperature dips below 18°C in a year in a location. The higher the HDD value, the colder the winter temperatures are, and...

Shawna Henderson Interview with the Building Performance Association

Shawna HendersonApril 27, 2021

Blue House Energy CEO, Shawna Henderson was featured in a Building Performance Association Q&A which explores how she got into the building and home performance industry and what she considers the greatest accomplishment in her career.

Better Solutions for Your Home Efficiency Questions - Ask Shawna!

Shawna HendersonApril 14, 2021

Do you have questions about best practices for your home’s energy conservation? Do you need solutions to your heat loss problem? Worried if your home meets new requirements? Wondering how can you improve heating efficiency, especially if you live in a colder climate? Shawna Henderson responds to contractor advice and...

Becoming an Energy Advisor Webinar with Efficiency Canada

Shawna HendersonMarch 30, 2021

Shawna Henderson, CEO, Blue House Energy joins Corey Diamond, Executive Director, Efficiency Canada to discuss what it takes to become an energy advisor on the ‘Becoming’ webinar series. The ‘Becoming’ series gives you a chance to get to know some of the people that make up the energy efficiency sector,...

Top 8 Resources on Ventilation and Air Filtration

Shawna HendersonOctober 31, 2020

This article from Blue House Energy features 8 articles and resources that outline current best practices related to COVID-19, aerosol transmission, ventilation, and air filtration.

5 Items That Will Impact Your Future As A Home Builder or Renovator in Canada

Shawna HendersonOctober 16, 2020

Happy fall! It’s soon time to hunker down with a good read, in a warm room, with a hot beverage. Here are five items that will have an impact on anyone who is involved with home construction and renovation.

4 Essential Market Trends for the Residential Construction and Renovation Industry in 2021

Shawna HendersonOctober 02, 2020

This article is a summary of a session titled Essential Market Trends to Grow Your Business presented on 30 September 2020 by Sara Gutterman, Co-Founder and CEO of Green Builder Media (online and print media for new construction, retrofit, and prefab) at the EEBA 2020 Virtual Summit.  Green Builder Media has developed a pay-per use data...

3 Principles for Good IAQ: Eliminate, Ventilate, Filtrate

Shawna HendersonSeptember 25, 2020

Between COVID, the coming winter, and wildfire smoke, there’s need for filtration as well as ventilation in buildings. Inexpensive, DIY solutions are available.


Shawna HendersonJuly 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...

Neutral Pressure Plane: 3 Challenges

Shawna HendersonJune 11, 2020

Building science is the key to healthy indoor environments. The house is a dynamic system, the neutral pressure plane (NPP) is driven by stack effect and changes depending on wind and outside temperatures. This article challenges your understanding of the NPP with three scenarios.

Four Approaches to Online Training

Shawna HendersonMay 15, 2020

An overview of four different approaches to online learning, from 'quick and dirty' to not quick and very detailed. Includes a graphic showing Blue House Energy's process for developing training.