Teaching, Learning and Training
The fundamental principles of Transition Engineering are straight-forward, once you have mastered the ability to flip your perspective. Reading the texts and literature is essential. It is also helpful to watch the videos. GATE is being organised to provide the most important thing for teaching and learning: Doing. The extreme creativity required for dealing with wicked problems of unsustainability is best learned through participation in a project. This can be done by enrolling in a class, pursuing a Masters or PhD, or working with a Transition Engineering project in your company or organisation. The number of experienced Transition Engineers is small, but growing fast.
GATE webinars challenge professionals (engineers, ecologists, social scientists, economists and others) to change their professional behaviour, as well as seeking to change "consumer" behaviour. How you do your work is a behaviour of course, and Transition Engineering is how to do your work to lead to a sustainable future.
Taking action on climate change is about consumer choices, or political leadership or corporate behaviour, isn't it? Reducing the future risks of catastrophic effects of global warming is the responsibility of international leaders and activist groups, isn't it? Aren't engineers just supposed to do what the market and their employers want? These presentations by Professor Krumdieck answers these questions in a surprising way.
Sustainable Schools Podcast Episode 16 What are you doing to Transition Engineer your Economy?
Behaviour Change and Sustainability What is the Role of Behaviour in Transition?
U.S Energy Video Podcast What is Transition Engineering for Oil & Gas?
Engineers New Zealand Webinar Transition to Net Zero in 10 Years?
Engineers Ireland Webinar Revolution in 4 Parts
Invited Presentation France Can you save the Titanic? Shift project example in Grenoble France
Presentation to Business Leaders Confronting the Status Quo and understanding EROI
Engineering New Zealand Webinar Introducing Transition Engineering
HappenFilms Video Podcast Rethinking the Role of Renewable Energy in the Climate Emergency
Bookshelf for Reference Books and Textbooks
Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future, Susan Krumdieck, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, (2019). Purchase Here and use the discount code CDC21 to receive a 20% discount. The book is available as hard cover, soft cover and kindle e-book. There are also numerous example problems available from this website for free.
Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems, 2nd Edition, Editors Frank Kreith and Susan Krumdieck, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, 2013
Purchase e-book now available $68 USD.
Transition Engineering, in Energy Solutions to Combat Global Warming, Editors X-R Zhang and I. Dincer, Springer, 2016
Purchase e-book now available EUR 24.95
Guide to Energy Management, Includes the Transition Engineering Method applied to integrated building design. IET Standards 2017
The Economic Superorganism, Competing Narratives on Energy, Growth and Policy, Carey King, Springer 2021
Purchase EUR 24.99