Busy Housing Professionals Now Have Online Learning at Their Fingertips

Shawna HendersonApril 08, 2021

April 8, 2021 (K'jipuktuk/Halifax, NS)

Blue House Energy (BHE) supports the home construction and renovation industry in Canada and the US with interactive on-demand courses in building science and construction technology.

Over 5,000 housing professionals to date have chosen Blue House Energy as their continuing education provider.

To maintain or be eligible for membership, registration, or even licensing, many industry organizations and associations require mandatory training, continuing education or professional development. Blue House Energy is a recognized provider for these organizations:

  • BC Housing
  • Built Green Canada
  • HRCA (Ontario only, was Tarion)
  • Building Professional Institute (BPI, US only)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB, US only)

In addition, the courses produced by Blue House Energy’s training partner, Green Home Institute (GHI), are eligible for credits from the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of the Remodelling Industry and the American Institute of Building Design.

“We have a proven track record in the industry,” says Shawna Henderson, CEO at Blue House Energy. “Our interactive on-demand courses are regularly updated to reflect code changes, new materials, and new technology. With COVID restrictions, we have seen significant uptake of our courses, and we are adding more new courses this year”

The Blue House Energy catalogue includes the Construction Technology suite, as well as Construction Math, a technical series and a home tour series from GHI, and three marketing-focussed courses from well-respected industry professionals.

Reviews from the BHE learner community:

“It has been a great experience using the BHE system. I don’t have a lot of time to study but the freedom and flexibility the system provides makes it convenient and easy to learn anywhere there is WIFI available. The multimedia platform combined with the supporting resources also make the learning easy for anyone. There is some interest from colleagues and management to implement a training program using the BHE system, and I will continue to recommend and promote the courses. I believe they are a great way for a company to promote professional development, educate employees on sustainable and responsible building methods, and provide a higher quality more efficient product.” Richard C.

“We used Blue House Energy recently tro train three of our employees while there wasnt’ enough work on sites. Hal helped me set it up. A couple of times after that I needed assistance figuring things out and Hal or Shawna were right there via email or phone to help. Our employees enjoyed the course and found it easy to navigate. We always have a good experience using Blue House for training over the years.” Built Green Canada member

The Construction Technology suite will soon be joined by our all-new High Performance Housing suite of courses.

Features and benefits of Blue House Energy on-demand courses include:

  • Content developed by a recognized expert in the field 
  • Based on instructional design and adult education principles
  • Good for any energy efficiency or building science program
  • Industry vetted and continually updated content
  • Off-the-shelf, US or Canadian versions

For more information on organizations that recognize Blue House Energy as a provider, visit our CEU & Professional Development page.

About Blue House Energy: Blue House Energy provides online training resources to companies, managers and employees in the residential energy efficiency field. Since 2012, Blue House Energy's easy-to-use platform has offered seriously enjoyable training in building science and construction technology for home builders and renovators in Canada and the US.

Media Contact:
Shawna Henderson
Blue House Energy
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