Quotes & Reviews

For all the nice things that people are saying about Blue House Energy... Thanks!

 
“My partner Jack and I have reviewed your on-line training portal and we really like what we see. A&J Energy Consultants works with leading builders across Ontario and the refrain we hear again and again is that, “training is not
 optional.” Builders want their staff and trades to be trained and will pay for it. Trades respond well to training and want more. What you have here has not been offered before with the high level of expertise your team brings to the table. - Offering training in building science and energy efficiency in an easily available format to a wide audience of trades, renovators and contractors is long over-due.”
Al Schmidt, A&J Energy Consultants, Kitchener, ON
 
“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. One of the main challenges in building such capacity is getting timely, relevant and practical information into the hands of those who want and need it. In my view, the approach you describe below may be able reach and interest industry stakeholders in a way we have not been able to manage to achieve thus far.”  
Duncan Hill, P. Eng., Acting Director
Sustainable Housing and Communities Policy and Research Policy, Research and Planning
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
 
“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. According to the research, the principal cause of this gap is the traditional construction model where poor teamwork across design and construction processes leads to defects that compromise energy performance.Clearly the answer to this problem is best addressed through comprehensive ongoing trades training.”
Oliver Drerup
Head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's International Training
 
“Over the last 20+ years I have been speaking to and training thousands of new home builders and renovators across North America. It always strikes me that even though I am just one of at least a dozen excellent building science trainers interacting with the residential building industry, I continue to have to cover the same basic ground of the fundamentals of building science. It seems the industry is not receiving enough training and certainly not frequently enough for the key learning ever to be integrated into their working world. As a result the industry is putting both they and their clients at risk as they often underestimate the effects of air, heat and moisture flow can have on the work they complete. Just as importantly they are missing opportunities to sell more comprehensive services and products, jeopardizing the health, safety, durability, comfort and energy efficiency of their clients' homes.”
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.  Having reviewed some of the modules for you earlier on, I know you have nailed the detail to an understandable level.
The term/phrase, “game changing” gets thrown around a lot, but I sincerely think you have developed something that gets to a real change.
It is done so well - the graphics, simple and clear explanations. It really works.”
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. It's easy to see why it matters.”
Michelle Harding,
Professional Builders Institute of BC
 
“This is primo education that goes way beyond training.”
Chris Rosemont,
BASF