The Benya Burnett Consultancy
15 LEED Platinum Projects
Over 50 LEED Platinum, Gold and Silver Projects
AIA COTE Top Ten Projects in 2006 and 2009
Winner, 2008 Edison Award
Winner, 2011 2008 and 2002 Edison Awards for Environmental Design
Winner, 2004 International Dark Sky Design Award
Winner, 2003 IALD International Lighting Design Award Special Citation
BENYA BURNETT is a professional lighting and epigenetic consulting practice founded by James Benya and Deborah Burnett. Located in Davis, California, we provide consulting services throughout North America and the world.
Lighting related services include a wide range of lighting and daylighting project and consulting work including site evaluation, design and specifications, expert research and testimony, education and teaching, technical writing and product development.
Epigenetic services include photobiology and circadian related research, assisting architectural teams with health and wellness lighting and design interventions, prioritizing wellness for facilities design concepts and standards,detailing building systems program protocols applying circadian adaptive lighting systems, and providing educational programs for patient / worker /occupant behavioral modifications as a means to enhance the wellness features integrated into the completed project.
James Benya is recognized as one of the world’s top authorities on lighting design and applied illuminating engineering. He is especially known for his work in the field of design with an emphasis on daylighting, lighting efficiency and sustainable design.
Deborah Burnett is a recognized international authority in epigenetic design and circadian correct spaces with an emphasis on passive wellness. She consults and provides peer review specifications for projects with a high expectation for occupant health and wellbeing, including enhanced sleep efficacy and reduced daytime fatigue. Also an award winning interior designer and general contractor, she is especially known for practical, innovative and attractive solutions. The couple team to provide comprehensive overall environmental design for optimized human wellness far beyond LEED standards.