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 Howardâ€™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).