The Built Environment Coalition is a research and education nonprofit. It advances practical knowledge to improve the sustainability and resilience of the built environment.
The BEC develops analytical approaches, methodologies, and tools to help communities and organizations identify opportunities to improve their built environment and make informed decisions on potential investments. BEC research and education activities provide results that help communities and organizations develop, assess, and implement sustainability and resiliency improvements.
Built environment systems are the basis of civil society and commerce; without functional systems, the fabric of a community becomes frayed and vulnerable. These systems are also paramount to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of individual citizens. Effective systems advance economic opportunity, social justice, and environmental regeneration and thereby improve the quality of life and the viability of the community as a whole.