Our primary Blue House Energy team is dedicated to producing high-quality, interactive online learning for the building industry. Check out our in-house courses and find out how we work with clients to produce custom online learning resources. To stay flexible, and to keep our prices competitive, we work with a crackerjack roster of freelance energy efficiency specialists, editors, graphic designers, web-learning specialists, and project managers to produce our courses. We support local economic development by contracting with other businesses in our communities who offer the services and products we need to bring high-quality training and content to your screens.

Shawna Henderson
Shawna is our resident building science wonk. She’s been working in the field of energy efficiency and housing since 1992. She was an active R-2000 evaluator and inspector until 2001, and was one of the first licensed EnerGuide for Houses evaluators in Canada. Her experience with the R-2000 and EnerGuide for Houses (ecoENERGY) programs, coupled with research carried out for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Natural Resources Canada, provides the backbone of Bfreehomes design and consulting services. She is co-founder of Blue House Energy, interactive and comprehensive online education for trades, renovators, contractors, and energy efficiency professionals.
Hal Richman
Our COO, Dr. Hal, keeps Blue House Energy operating smoothly. With a strong international background in training and business development, Hal is the point person for our performance management program. This program was designed to help our clients get the most value out of their training dollars.

Contact Blue House today to line up our team for your online learning needs.

What our customers are saying

  • If you are planning a house build or renovation, understanding Building Science is important to avoid repetitive heating costs and possible water damage later. Shawna and her team know their stuff.

    K.W., General Manager, Halifax, NS
  • Studies over the last 20 years have shown a worrying energy performance gap – where buildings are consistently found to use more heating energy than designers had predicted and Energy Performance Certificates indicate.

    Oliver Drerup, Former Head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - International
  • I am pleased to hear that you will be undertaking a new initiative to further trades training in residential energy efficiency. CMHC supports the building of industry awareness and capacity to deliver more sustainable technologies and practices in the housing sector.

    Duncan Hill, P. Eng., Acting Director, Sustainable Housing and Communities Policy and Research Policy, Research and Planning, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Over the last 20+ years I have been speaking to and training thousands of new home builders and renovators across North America.

    Gord Cooke, Air Solutions
  • All I can say is … wow!  You have nailed it! I just watched the 5 minute overview of what all your training videos will attempt to accomplish, and am very impressed.  I am so proud that I know you both, this is incredibly good.

    Gregory A. Pedrick, C.E.M., Project Manager, New York State Energy Efficiency Agency
  • This training is easy use and in a perfect format.

    Dan Drummond, Training Director, Canada Wood China
  • It is very well centred on the learner's experience. Visually-based rather than text-based delivery make the modules straightforward and non-intimidating. I like the way the expected learning outcomes are clearly presented and the information is clearly applicable to practical work.

    Michelle Harding, Professional Builders Institute of BC
  • This is primo education that goes way beyond training.

    Chris Rosemont, BASF
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