Blue House Energy founder Shawna Henderson asked this question of her industry colleagues one night over dinner - by dessert, their years of industry expertise and technology savvy had led them to the answer: build an online training company that enables fellow building industry professionals to grow their skills, improve bottom lines and reduce callbacks.
Who We Are
A Leading Online Construction Training Company Since 2012
"How can we provide more training for more people in the building industry?"
The Building Science Company Built by Building Science Experts
We provide online training resources to companies, managers and employees in the residential energy efficiency field. Blue House Energy's easy-to-use platform gives you on-demand access to the specific industry training you're looking for.
Blue House Energy's in-house team of industry veterans works with local developers and contractors to produce high-quality, high-impact online learning resources. Click below to find out how our construction and energy expertise translates to your next accredited course or custom curriculum.
Shawna is our resident building science expert, designer of green homes, and planner for deep energy retroRts. A sought after speaker, author, and blogger, she has published numerous books, research reports, and technical studies in the industry. She is responsible for course content, instructional design and business development.
Hal keeps Blue House Energy operating smoothly from financial and legal standpoints. Hal also provides user support and customer service, and keeps our learning management system in good health. He ensures our assessments (exams and tests) comply with in-house and client-required competency maps and levels of knowledge.
Christina is a recognized adult educator with a background in graphic design and administration. She ensures our production team is motivated and working to the highest standards. Christina has a parallel career as an award-winning choral conductor so she brings both a meticulous eye and ear to the production of all Blue House Energy courses.
Carla has 15+ years experience in program development and coordination in the trades and technology sector. This experience, combined with her passion for engaging with people, make Carla the ideal support person for BHE's clients and learners. Carla also loves a physical challenge and can be found frequently on the yoga mat, in a kayak or on her surfboard.
Katherine has been a creative professional for over 35 years and enjoys exploring various media including 3D animation. Katherine comes from a strong visual art background and has a keen eye for impeccable design and user functionality. She lives in Halifax Nova Scotia and enjoys vintage thrifting and meditation in her non-existent spare time.
Brian is an interactive designer with over ten years experience building Articulate courses and learning games. As education evolves and combines with technology, Brian endeavors to include the 'fun' in the fundamentals of online learning. When not in front of an array of computer screens, he enjoys board gaming, Lego, and quality time with the cats.
Rider is an Energy Advisor, Step Code Expert and Registered Professional Biologist with over 15 years in the renewable energy and construction sector. His firm, Fluent Energy Consulting, offers creative solutions to the high-performance housing industry with a focus on locally available and carbon-smart materials. He lives on Vancouver Island, indulging in his love of the outdoors (usually on foot or bike), with his wife, three young children and big dog Roxy.
Ethan is our architectural technologist and SketchUp specialist. Having a background in architecture and sustainability, he is focused on fabrication, computer-aided design, building performance, and keeping up with the industry’s changing technologies.
Our Hot2000 Instructors
Blue House Energy has parnered with industry professionals to instruct weekly 90-minute virtual HOT2000 sessions.
Toby Smith has been working in the energy efficiency sector since 2002, including as an Energy Advisor. He has a passion for top tier energy performance and comfort in the built environment.
Donald Fast, P.Eng
Donald Fast graduated from Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, with a focus on buildings and energy. He have sold and installed PV, solar thermal, wind and water turbines, mainly for off-grid buildings.
Our Industry Leading Trainers
Blue House Energy has partnered with some of the best industry trainers to offer a wider range of quality online courses for home builders and renovators. All of our online courses and webinars are available in U.S. and Canadian versions, unless otherwise noted.
A nationally recognized expert in residential energy-efficiency, Mike worked with contractors to strengthen their businesses and helped programs and policy-makers scale sustainable market approaches to improving homes.
John started building, diagnosing and retrofitting homes in the early '80s. He has been the principal designer of some of the largest building programs in the US. He presents a real life approach to building and business science tothousands of contractors from every trade each year.
Peter, founder and CEO of Energy Circle, is recognized as one of the country's foremost authorities on marketing for home performance, HVAC and other efficiency related contracting companies. He is a popular and high-ranking speaker at RESNET, ACCA, BPI and EGIA conferences and events. Connect with Peter on LinkedIn or Twitter.
The Blue House Energy team keeps up to date through active participation in industry organizations. Over the past 10 years, 7,000+ clients have been trained through our programs made possible with these partnerships. We are proud members of both the digital industry and the residential construction industry.