Whole House Energy Retrofit Course Launch: 18 October 2023!
We're super excited!!! It's been more than a year since we started production. We're proud of our new baby, and can't wait to tell you more about it and have you to check it out!
In the meantime, here's our official media release:
(K'jipuktuk/Halifax, NS) - Blue House Energy, a leading provider of online training in construction and energy efficiency, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Whole House Energy Retrofit course. This course aims to equip residential construction and renovation professionals with the skills and knowledge to transform homes into energy-efficient, comfortable, and healthy living spaces.
In partnership with Built Green Canada, the Whole House Energy Retrofit course offers an exciting opportunity for individuals to upgrade their skills and stay ahead of the game in the construction and energy efficiency industry. Participants will learn the 'Envelope First' approach to energy retrofitting, gaining expertise in assessing energy use, investigating and addressing building science challenges, and tackling heating/cooling upgrades. They will also explore the importance of developing a whole house retrofit plan.
This is the second professional development course Blue House Energy and Built Green Canada have partnered on, the first being a course on Net Zero Energy for New Construction. Our on-demand, self-study programs are industry driven and designed for success. Since 2012, Blue House Energy has had over 10,000 industry professionals go through our courses.
Unlike many industries, there is a huge challenge for the residential construction industry and personal professional development: companies are often small and very busy, but you don’t make any money unless you’re putting in the hours on site. This means most renovators and builders can afford very little time off for themselves or their crews to sit in a classroom. Self-directed, or on-demand, training bridges that gap.
Why Whole House Energy Retrofits?
As the demand for housing continues to grow, it is more important than ever to prioritize energy efficiency and sustainability in residential construction and renovation. Whole house energy retrofits play a crucial role in meeting these goals, while also addressing the need for resiliency in the face of climate change and upcoming regulatory changes, such as the Alterations to Existing Buildings Code in Canada.By prioritizing whole house energy retrofits, we can create a more sustainable future for our communities, reduce our carbon footprint, and enhance the resilience of our homes. Together, let's embrace the opportunity to transform the way we build and renovate, making energy efficiency and sustainability the cornerstone of our industry.