Game of Homes an option to traditional continuing education credits.
One of the most painful parts of being an energy professional can sometimes be those pesky continuing education credits. Traditional classes and lectures are usually extremely boring and can put a dent in your pocketbook. EnergyLogic is trying to solve this problem with their web-based training program, Game of Homes.
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. Users learn by interacting with online scenarios developed from situations that inspectors have encountered in the field.
When players login to their Game of Homes profile, they can choose their challenge from a library of home performance riddles. Players are given virtual time to solve the challenge. If a player takes too many steps to find the solution or chooses paths that pose health risks for the homeowner, they fail the scenario. Those that perform exceptionally well earn badges recognizing their success.
The training program is free thanks to sponsorships from The Energy Conservatory (TEC) and Owens Corning.
“Owens Corning’s collaboration with EnergyLogic brings additional depth to the resources and partnership we provide building professionals to help them stay at the top of their game,” said Todd Fister, vice president of strategic marketing, Insulation, Owens Corning. “This edutainment-driven approach to training represents a truly innovative and user-friendly solution to help these pros gain new knowledge and advance their home performance practices.”
Home performance professionals – such as energy raters, remodelers, retrofitters and others involved in the process of improving the comfort, safety and energy efficiency of a home – gain valuable continuing education units (CEUs) they can apply toward industry certification programs such as the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and the Building Performance Institute (BPI).