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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...

What a Difference a Decade Makes!

Shawna HendersonAugust 30, 2022

Blue House Energy started out as a thought experiment: how could we deliver standardized training in building science and construction technology to as many people as possible. First, it was Shawna criss-crossing the province, the country, the continent. Ya, right. Single mom away for most of the year? Not gonna...

Introduction to HOT2000 Energy Modelling: Fall 2022 Lineup Announced

Shawna HendersonAugust 30, 2022

We’ve got two upcoming cohorts for our Introduction to HOT2000 virtual classroom training, one starts in September and the other starts in October. We’re also introducing two new instructors for each of these six week sessions! Welcome on board, Zenon Pilipowicz, Senior EA with Homesol Building Solutions based in Atlantic...

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.

So much to know...

Shawna HendersonNovember 18, 2014

It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of number crunching that goes into energy analysis, and how to prioritize your time and effort when working on a project. There are energy modelling tools that can be used that make it easier, but in a lot of cases, the easier the modelling tool is to use, and the less actual, real-world performance testing data you input, the more likely the result will be a ball-park figure that doesn't relate to actual energy usage, or actual heating or cooling loads.