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Building Environmental Science & Tech

14360 Pauma Vista Dr, PO Box 2145
Valley Center, CA 92082


Service area: 200 miles

Service Area: National scope, and growing international business (Japan, Vietnam, Israel). For "local" support = San Diego and Riverside Counties, California; also have associates located in Mid West and in Baltimore/Washington Corridor

Building Environmental Science & Tech. (B.E.S.T.) provides technical assistance and training on green building including energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and renewable energy system implementation; focus is residential and light-commercial buildings. Bion Howard’s prior service includes U.S. EPA, helping design Energy Star Homes program; Alliance to Save Energy, and National Association of Home Builders, Washington, DC. Member: ASHRAE, ASES, National RESNET, and USGBC (serves on LEED TAG for Energy and Atmosphere). He holds BA and MS degrees in environmental studies.

Example project total commissioning for Takoma Eco-Village Cohousing (pre-LEED) see

First DBA as B.E.S.T. (Howard Associates) late 1995

Significant training and experience in residential; access to several subs' with LEED AP

Member ASHRAE, (life) EEBA, (life) ASES; previous service in ASTM E50 and NFRC (BoD), Affordable Comfort Inc. (BoD).