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Leveraging concepts for environmentally sustainable business management in construction - a focused review

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Leveraging concepts for environmentally sustainable business management in construction - a focused review. / Huovinen, Pekka .

CIB Proceedings 2015 : Going North for Sustainability: Leveraging Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainable Construction and Development. ed. / Charles Egbu . London, UK : IBEA Publications Ltd, 2015. p. 286-296.

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Huovinen, P 2015, Leveraging concepts for environmentally sustainable business management in construction - a focused review. in C Egbu (ed.), CIB Proceedings 2015 : Going North for Sustainability: Leveraging Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainable Construction and Development. IBEA Publications Ltd, London, UK, pp. 286-296, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction Conference, 1/01/00.

APA

Huovinen, P. (2015). Leveraging concepts for environmentally sustainable business management in construction - a focused review. In C. Egbu (Ed.), CIB Proceedings 2015 : Going North for Sustainability: Leveraging Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainable Construction and Development (pp. 286-296). London, UK: IBEA Publications Ltd.

Vancouver

Huovinen P. Leveraging concepts for environmentally sustainable business management in construction - a focused review. In Egbu C, editor, CIB Proceedings 2015 : Going North for Sustainability: Leveraging Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainable Construction and Development. London, UK: IBEA Publications Ltd. 2015. p. 286-296

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Huovinen, Pekka . / Leveraging concepts for environmentally sustainable business management in construction - a focused review. CIB Proceedings 2015 : Going North for Sustainability: Leveraging Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainable Construction and Development. editor / Charles Egbu . London, UK : IBEA Publications Ltd, 2015. pp. 286-296

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