Here’s a bit about the Big Deal in the words of the designer:
The idea is based on the classic British card game Top Trumps. The Big Deal takes the successful Top Trump model of a game but addresses issues of sustainability centred around the home. Like Top Trumps each card contains a feature for which to make your home more environmentally responsible; each feature is compared against 5 key ‘ratings’: saving per annum, installation cost, installation pay back, CO2 saving and ease (of installation). The rating is based on an overall assessment of how good that feature is within each category, for example for Loft Insulation saving per annum ‘high’, installation cost ‘low’ etc. These are based on a star system between 1 and 10. At the heart of the project is the desire to create a product that makes environmental sustainability in your homes accessible and fun. The product specifically deals with things you can do in and around your home to save money and reduce CO2 emissions.
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