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Sustainability in the built environment


Sustainability in the built environment is hard to define. Its meaning can be all-encompassing, alluding to the people-planet-profit model of what used to be known as Corporate Social Responsibility. On the other hand, given current EU policy developments, the emphasis can be on the second element, with efforts directed towards environmental aspects. In the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC), there are three ‘commissions’ roughly aligned with the people-planet-profit model, which is a useful way of explaining how the federation organises its lobbying work. 

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