“Power games encourage competitive energy-saving” The EU Research & Innovation Magazine

Posted on 2018-03-11 ♦ Posted in section Publications
The EU Research & &Innovation Magazine


The GreenPlay project has been showcased in an article written by Benedict O’Donell published on the EU magazine for Research and Innovation. The author highlights the strong potential of serious games such as Apolis Planeta in energy savings by “turning people’s real-life actions into a virtual scoreboard”. Interviewed by the journalist, the Professor Miquel Casals at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona emphasises the need of “teaching people to [change their behaviour and] use their common sense” which is exactly the aim of GreenPlay.

The EU-project EnerGAware is also presented. This life-simulation game based on a” similar mechanic invites players to follow the advice of a virtual cat to reduce the energy wasted in their home”.

Finally, the author mentions the project TRIBE that transforms public buildings into their digital counterparts “to put real-world occupants in the shoes of a virtual facility manager”.

Read the full article by clicking on the following link: https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/power-games-encourage-competitive-energy-saving_en.html#