Who We Are
The Built Environment Network (BEN) is focused on the intersection of climate change and the built environment, i.e., the infrastructure of cities and towns that includes transportation, roadways, land-use, and, of course, buildings.
How the built environment is planned, designed, built, operated, and used can substantially mitigate climate change, support adaptation, and improve the environment and public health of the Cape & Islands region and beyond.
We are engineers, architects, builders, homeowners, educators, developers, housing advocates, facility owners and managers, planners, public works professionals, energy committee members, environmentalists, and citizen advocates.
Working together, we believe that built environment policies and practices in both public and private sectors can be re-aligned to achieve a zero-carbon, resilient, sustainable, and just built environment for our region. We are a new network and welcome your ideas and participation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.