The Built Environment Coalition is a research and education nonprofit organization. Its aim is to develop practical knowledge to improve the resilience and sustainability of the built and natural environments. Its focus is innovative approaches and effective strategies to enable communities and organizations develop, assess, and implement sustainability and resiliency improvements. The resulting analytical methodologies, tools, and learning modules are publicly distributed through the Built Environment Coalition.
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.