DENVER — EnergyLogic has partnered with The Energy Conservatory (TEC) in the introduction of “Game of Homes,” EnergyLogic’s new, free game-based training platform for home performance professionals. As the first Game of Homes sponsor, TEC enjoys early marketing rights to pioneer players — exposing them to TEC’s specialized tools for creating more efficient and healthy buildings. In playing the game, home performance professionals can gain continuing education units (CEUs).
“We’re in alignment with EnergyLogic’s approach to training and growing the quality and caliber of professionals who work in this industry,” said Gary Nelson, president of TEC. “Putting training into a gaming package makes perfect sense to us. It is clearly working as a fun and effective way to get pros the development skills they need.”
Game of Homes takes a departure from traditional classroom and online training courses by applying gaming designs and concepts to learning scenarios that are interactive, engaging, and entertaining, said EnergyLogic. The scenarios are complex and challenging, and test and train good decision making. In playing the game, building pros gain professional development with CEUs, which they can apply toward Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification. Game of Homes is geared to reach the approximately 35,000 home performance professionals in the U.S., as well as more than 100,000 home inspectors.
“Game of Homes offers users a fresh approach to the ‘death-by-PowerPoint’ training that plagues our industry,” said Matt Thornberry, training and education manager for EnergyLogic. “We believe that excellent training is critical to the success of the building science industry — and a more sustainable world. But our industry is historically guilty of offering training based on boring presentations and lectures. That’s not how people learn. People learn by doing.”
EnergyLogic is forming relationships with other sponsoring companies that represent best-in-class products for the home performance industry. Corporate sponsorships enable EnergyLogic to offer Game of Homes at no cost to users.
Users can sign up for Game of Homes for free at www.playgameofhomes.com.
For more information about The Energy Conservatory, visit www.energyconservatory.com.
Publication date: 5/26/2016