Dutch school playgrounds need to become greener and healthier. Therefore Energy Floors partnered with ENGIE Infra & Mobility, to sell, install and maintain hardware of the Gamer together. The Gamer is a new interactive floor game system for school playgrounds which not only encourages physical exercise and active learning through serious gaming, but also teaches children about sustainable energy production.
In the past few months we ran successful Gamer pilots at 5 school playgrounds in the Rotterdam area. For the rollout of this project we have now signed a partnership agreement with ENGIE Infra & Mobility in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. According to this agreement Energy Floors will take care of sales of the Gamer, supported by an ENGIE accountmanager. ENGIE will be responsible for installation and maintenance of the floors’ hardware.
Gamer: smart energy floor for school playgrounds
The Gamer is a smart energy floor that encourages active learning on school playgrounds. The floor challenges young children to play energetic games and learn about renewables at the same time. Next to this it’s an innovative tool to teach 21st century skills like coding.
The floors are designed for permanent installation in school playgrounds. The integrated solar system converts solar power into electrical energy. This energy contributes power to the school’s energy management system. This energy flow is visualized on a screen at a central location inside the school building.
Interactive school playground equipment
“With the Gamer we have developed unique interactive school playground equipment that is specifically geared to children’s level of understanding and experience”, Michel Smit, CEO of Energy Floors, explains. For years now, the company has been focusing on making sustainable energy production fun and tangible, mainly in the event industry. In terms of energy education and company growth focusing on primary schools is a logical next step for Energy Floors.
Michel Smit: “The partnership with ENGIE enables us to scale up and realise our growth ambitions.” Jacco van der Burg, General Manager ENGIE Infra & Mobility sees the Gamer’s potential: “It’s a unique combination of energy and innovation and a nice incentive for children to play outside.”
Read more about the Gamer here