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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...

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.

Building an Industry With No Capacity

Shawna HendersonMay 20, 20161 comment

After reading many reports and white papers on energy efficiency and the housing industry in North America, I am continuously stunned at how many times references to need for comprehensive trades training in energy efficiency comes up, yet there is little more indicated than it should be considered. Reducing energy...

Net Zero Energy Labelling Program in Canada

Shawna HendersonMarch 22, 2016

CHBA has created a Net Zero Energy (NZE) label for builders and renovators who are stepping up their game to NZE levels. To make it happen, you need training, right? But training costs $$ to develop and deliver. So 3 of the CHBA NZE Housing Council sponsor members (Owens Corning,...

Sping Training vs. NOLA

Shawna HendersonMay 05, 2015

Spring Training won this year. Last year, I went to ACI National in Detroit (I know, I know, Detroit yes, NOLA no?). This year, I went to Spring Training with the Canadian Building Science crew outside Huntsville, ON (I know, I know rural Ontario vs. NOLA in Spring? What?). The...