Jun 2019 – , Academic papers
Play the game: learning about energy efficiency can be fun – seriously!
Catherine Cooremans, University of Lausanne
Dominique Jaccard, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
Jarle Hulaas, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
Clemens Rohde, Fraunhofer ISI
Classical training does not develop the skills needed to deal with the multidisciplinary aspects of energy-efficiency measures. It is also well known in pedagogical science that in professional training, the motivation for learning increases when participants can directly apply what they are taught. This paper introduces a new serious game developed as a training tool for a capacity-building programme on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. This game puts participants in the context of an industrial company where they play the role of an energy manager who wants to get an energy-efficiency project approved by the Investment Selection Committee. The paper concludes with the preliminary results of training sessions using this serious game.
Originally published in the 2019 eceee Summer Study proceedings paper #1-307-19.