This book uses 3D construction models to illustrate the mechanics of sustainability and how building systems work together to maximize their performance. The book covers the design, construction, and operation of a variety of sustainable technologies with a focus on their integration and interaction. This is a construction book that details the mechanics of sustainability and how building systems work together to maximize performance. The book includes the design, construction, and operation of a variety of sustainable technologies with a focus on their integration and interaction, rather than the details of any one system. A sustainable building is an integrated system of often diverse and conflicting parts that must be carefully engineered and installed to function as a sustainable building. This includes sustainable plumbing installations that harvest rain water to reduce water consumption, gray water systems to recycle waste water; a variety of heating, ventilating and air conditioning designs that maximize human comfort and reduce energy consumption; and alternate on and off-site electrical generators in combination with efficient lighting and intelligent building controls. The book uses 3D graphics, videos, and models to illustrate the challenge of designing and installing sustainable building systems. The narrative follows the sequence of system installations, each in support of the other, but all crowded into the same space. This includes the engineers who size and specify each of these systems and the subcontractors who must coordinate, compromise, and assemble them in the real world. Important to readers is that the interactive models and videos on the book s CD are an integral part of a broader multimedia learning experience. Readers are free to reach out, walk around, and orbit these models. They are able to deconstruct, modify, and reassemble the building systems. The idea is to use the book s printed pages as a guide in order to actually enter, explore and deconstruct the system models on the CD. All our books are written as graphic narratives in a comic style. Every book mixes layers of visual information with construction models, short video tours, and tutorials on how the models were built and organized. Each chapter includes a glossary of the buzzwords used during the construction.