A critical comparison between sustainable development in the commercial sector in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands

Pursey, Benjamin (2016) A critical comparison between sustainable development in the commercial sector in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The United Kingdom is not commonly viewed as a leader in terms of sustainable development, that title is frequently given to the Netherlands. This paper looks to explore how the level of sustainable development in the UK compares with other European nations. In the process this paper looks to highlight reasons for differences in levels of sustainability across nations as well as legal requirements and possible improvements that can be made by both the UK and the Netherlands in order to increase sustainable development. Eight buildings from both the UK and the Netherlands were carefully selected to be used as case studies, they were each researched and analysed in depth in order to establish which nation had the highest levels of sustainability within the commercial sector. This research discovered that the United Kingdom had significantly higher levels of sustainable development than any other European country, including the Netherlands which is mainly a result of thorough legislation and planning laws in the UK.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 09:27
    Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 09:27
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21705

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