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Meet Donald Fast - Building Performance Engineer

Shawna HendersonOctober 25, 2022

A summary of conversation between BHE’s Program Coordinator Carla Harder (CH) and Introduction to HOT2000 Modelling instructor, Donald Fast (DF) from Capital Home Energy. You can watch or read through our conversation with Donald.   CH:  So, tell me a little bit about what you were doing before you actually...

Meet Toby Smith - Energy Advisor and Trainer

Shawna HendersonSeptember 28, 2022

A summary of conversation between BHE’s Program Coordinator Carla Harder (CH) and Introduction to HOT2000 Modelling instructor, Toby Smith (TS) from Building Knowledge Canada. You can watch or read through our conversation with Toby.     CH: Toby, it's nice to chat with you again! What you were doing before...

We’re celebrating a decade of Seriously Enjoyable Learning!

Shawna HendersonAugust 16, 20221 comment

Check out our website for surprise discounts on different courses through the end of October 2022 - when we are officially 10. We’re ramping up our celebrations, starting with 10 random draws. Starting today, when you buy a course, your name will be put into the proverbial hat, and if...

Energy Advisor Exam Prep Gets an Upgrade

Shawna HendersonJuly 22, 2022

Registrants for the Energy Advisor Exam Prep will see a reduced cost, and will automatically have a priority seat in our upcoming live HOT2000 training programs, at the early bird price.

International Women's Day

Shawna HendersonMarch 08, 2022

This year marks the second season of This Must Be The Place- The Building Science Podcast. Shawna has welcomed a number of women to the table for thoughtful, engaging conversation in all areas of the sector. Listen to how they inspire change and innovation to help create better building practices, policy, and guidelines that impact energy efficiency.

HEPA Filters - 3 Key Things You Need to Know for Classrooms

Shawna HendersonJanuary 10, 2022

I bought a tested HEPA portable air cleaner for my main living space to help reduce viral and allergen loads. It’s doing a good job. The specifications for 170 s.f. space are shown to the right. Each model shows three ‘CADR’ (Clean Air Delivery Rate) measurements, one for tobacco smoke,...

Energy Advisor: What's the Investment?

Shawna HendersonAugust 10, 2021

There’s a lot to know when it comes to being an energy advisor. When Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan made the Greener Homes Initiative announcement back in May, he mentioned that a person already in the industry could get trained in a week. While that’s technically true, it’s not real...

Energy Advisor: What's the Business Case?

Shawna HendersonJune 24, 2021

Blue House Energy is inundated w/requests from folks interested in becoming an Energy Advisor.  We’re not complaining!  No, no, no, we’re super excited to answer all of your questions. So this is the first in a series on the business of being an EA, reflecting some of the common questions...