Turning the boring into the interesting is a key aspect of public-sector initiatives that energizes people, be it public employees or residents! Gamification can accomplish that! Games are fun — they are not always about winning or losing, but about engaging people in an idea and a process. Playing can spark new ideas, collaboration, and learning.
The Energy Transition Game is designed by the TripleA-reno team (together with DWA), does just that. The board game guides players in their quest to find out how to make an existing home energy efficient, gas-free, or energy neutral! It is a simple and convenient entry-point on the subject of deep renovation that municipalities can use for their citizen outreach. It can be used at trainings, events, fairs, exhibitions, sustainability days, open days to engage with any variety of “players”, from city staff, construction and energy professionals, to students and homeowners.
In the game you are challenged to accomplish several scenarios, which is achieved by choosing and matching the right upgrade measures and thereby learning about the different renovation concepts and technical possibilities. Players are challenged on the topic of energy savings, economics, comfort, installation and maintenance, and the playing experience is enhanced with points, chance cards, and insight questions.
Watch the Energy Transition Game video (link above) to find out more about it. Contact Jan Cromwijk at ISSO to order your set(s) of the board game, and try it out at your next public event!