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Sustainability principles and practice for engineers

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2 Author(s)
C. Boyle ; Dept. of Civil & Environ. Eng., Auckland Univ., New Zealand ; G. T. K. Coates

The Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) Presidential Task Force recognized that there was little direction for practical application of sustainability to engineering practice, and developed a context and vision for that application. A set of sustainability principles for engineers was then developed, based on the long term viability of the planet, intra- and inter-generational equity, and a holistic view for projects and engineering practice - integrating environmental, social, and economic issues. Practical tasks and requirements for engineers, including a checklist was then drawn up to provide further direction to practicing engineers.

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IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 3 )