Being Sustainable: Building Systems Performance PUBLISHER: Insite Builders, Lane Archer, Fla.,

AUTHOR: Dennis Fukai

PRICE: $29.95

Using an accompanying CD, this book combines animation, interactive 3-D models and illustrations, short videos and captioned text to give readers a visual tour of building systems. The book highlights design; construction; and operation of myriad mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations with a focus on their integration and interaction. It aims to illustrate the complexity of how a building’s individual systems work together to promote an understanding of the difficulties of calculating and coordinating their design and construction. Its narrative follows the sequence of system installations and the engineers who coordinate, compromise and assemble systems in the real world.