An important component of the Horizon 2020 project TripleA-Reno (which has been nominated for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2021) is the Energy Transition Game. In this boardgame, players are challenged to make an existing home energy efficient, gas-free, or energy neutral.

The game can be played by professionals and students in the construction and technical sectors. It is also suitable for use within workshops at municipalities, housing corporations, real estate, and home owners. The game can be a perfect icebreaker during consults or in education and training.

How does it work?

Players use measure and chance cards on the gameboard to renovate a home, while taking into account the conditions of their scenario. When playing the game, you are challenged to consider multiple factors such as comfort, energy saving, installation, maintenance, and economical aspects. In this way, players are guaranteed to get a grasp of the bigger picture and the chances, opportunities and challenges to face when it comes to renovating buildings for the energy transition. For more information about the game, watch the video.

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Contribution to the game

Developments around the energy transition and the sustainable renovation of the built environment are ongoing. This is part of the reason why we will keep expanding and optimizing the Energy Transition Game, with help and input from professionals and players. Everyone can contribute to the boardgame!

Examples of input can be:

  1. Improving measure cards
  2. Adding measure cards (each set contains a couple of empty cards, and a download)
  3. Adding insight questions to scenario cards
  4. Adding reflectieve questions to scenario cards
  5. Creating new chance cards

We warmly invite experts in the field of sustaining the built environment and players outside the Netherlands, to co-create. See the ‘Co-creation’-page for more information about expansions and translations of the game for your country.

Do you have a contribution, question or would you like to purchase a copy of the game? Please send an e-mail to Jan Cromwijk

The Energy Transition Game was developed together with the TripleA-Reno consortium and DWA (NL), with the support of the European Union and Wij Techniek (NL).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Framework programme for coordination and support action under grant agreement no 784972. © TripleA-reno 2018-2021. All rights reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as diagrams in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author’s agreement.