A Transition element points to an activity whose impact is to be shifted in your city — from a high carbon state to a low carbon state while still satisfying the same need. For example shifting from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric cars, cycling and public transport.
Each Transition element is
- A universal building block, meaning that you can "activate" all necessary Transition Targets for your city in a modular way.
- Based on a strict mathematical model, making it possible to calculate the carbon abatement and primary indicators.
- Able to connect strategies and actions to the shift you are creating.
- Interconnected, meaning that it affects other Transition elements, and is affected by others (e.g. installing a heat pump is typically done in connection with retrofitting).
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Transition element types
In general, we distinguish between four different types of shift the Transition elements model. Those are:
- Shifting the mechanism of operation (e.g. ICE vehicle to public transport)
- Reducing the operation needed (more remote working)
- Increasing efficiency (better driving or improved engine)
- Shifting the resource used (e.g. diesel to bio-diesel)