Energy Battle is a new game that may be the solution to training a younger generation to save energy at home. It was developed by graduate students at Delft University of Technology.

The gaming behavior learned from it can lead to household savings of up to 45% on electricity consumption and create better energy-saving habits.


A competitive player finds ways to reduce energy consumption such as switching off unnecessary lights, using energy-saving bulbs and unplugging electrical equipment. 

Once the game is over, energy use in most of the game households increased but remained below the baseline recorded prior to starting the game.

It seems to stimulate energy saving in the short term, with longer lasting effects.

The people at Delft University will next try Energy Battle on larger groups, such as families with children. How about them calling the next version Energy Hunger Games!




 

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Comment by Tom DelConte on April 6, 2012 at 6:04am

Bob: I'll submit your idea about off peak to Delft for use in the next version of Energy Battle.

Comment by Bob Blanchette on April 5, 2012 at 5:58pm

How about an element of the game to shift power use to off peak periods?

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