Tag Archives: change-management

The deepest bin in the World - VOLKSWAGEN

Reduce maintenance costs by enabling occupants to do it

We saw in a previous post, that taking the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator can be fun and how we can get more people to take the stairs over the escalator by making it fun to do. Let’s see this time how you could reduce maintenance costs of your building by using some fun tips to push people into taking part of this a priori boring activity.

Let’s see an example of how to throw rubbish in the bin instead of onto the floor. Indeed many people still fail to do so. Can we get more people to throw rubbish into the bin, rather than onto the ground, by making it fun to do? See the results here.

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Can gaming teach us to save energy?

https://www.fitocracy.com/

Fitocracy

In this excellent Guardian article I try here to sum up, Dr Paula Owen explains why ‘gamification’ – using fun and games for serious purposes – is quickly becoming the hottest tool in the sustainability toolkit.

What’s ‘gamification’? It’s simply the concept of taking the ideas behind good games design and games mechanics and applying them to non-gaming environments.

Firms are looking to gamification to increase staff productivity; customer loyalty and, of course, bottom-line profitability. There are already many examples of gamification app, such as:

Piano Stairs - VOLKSWAGEN

A good example of how to make behavioural change fun

We know that most of the great technical solutions to save energy are often unfortunately disturbed by the actual behaviour of people who use them or manage them. Examples are numerous: BMS, lighting control systems, HVAC automation systems, and so on. What if we asked ocupants in a given building (offices, public transport, industries, and so on) to regulate their own behaviour.

VOLKSWAGEN launched few years ago a contest dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better.

Bank Arcade Machine - VOLKSWAGEN

Reduce maintenance costs by enabling occupants to do it (bis)

We saw in a previous post, that taking the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator can be fun and how we can get more people to take the stairs over the escalator by making it fun to do. For the second time, let’s see this time how you could reduce maintenance costs of your building by using some fun tips to push people into taking part of this a priori boring activity.