New Book Offers Environmentally Responsible Energy Solutions That Won't Break The Bank

'A Sustainable Approach to Building Commissioning' by Steven Driver
'A Sustainable Approach to Building Commissioning' by Steven Driver
BOSTON - Jan. 10, 2019 - PRLog -- While many people would love for their home, business or workplace to "go green", a widespread belief persists that environmentally-responsible solutions are simply more financially costly than the alternative. Dr. Steven P. Driver's new book A Sustainable Approach to Building Commissioning offers solutions to reduce carbon emissions that are environmentally—and financially—sound. Going beyond "inexpensive" and "cost-neutral" tactics, Driver presents carbon-reducing solutions that lead directly to cost savings.

Home owners, building managers, real estate developers, university and campus facility maintenance personnel, employees, and anyone else with an interest in helping the environment will find tremendous value in the over 30 years of energy management experience distilled in the volume. Robust enough to enlighten an HVAC specialist or facility manager, Driver's clear and comprehensible writing will inspire and instruct homeowners and other non-specialists.

While "building commissioning" may sound unfamiliar to some readers, Driver demystifies the term at the start of the book as "...the systematic process of ensuring that building support infrastructure systems are operating as intended by the engineer who designed them". Driver himself developed a patented methodology called Sustainable Commissioning™, which he shares exclusively in the book. The author grants rights to practice the protected methodology to anyone who purchases the book.

"My motivation to write this book was to educate people responsibly in charge of building operations—from a single-family home to a sprawling campus, and anywhere in between—with the knowledge required to reduce emissions, at the same time saving them money," says Driver.

The content of A Sustainable Approach to Building Commissioning was validated through the deployment of seven case studies. "The results have demonstrated an average return on investment of 62% with a 75% internal rate of return, resulting in an 18-month simple payback," explains Driver. The case studies also demonstrated environmental benefits averaging 1,009 metric tons of carbon emissions avoided annually.

The book provides readers a way to create their own roadmap to sustainability for the buildings under their care, allowing them to "think globally, and act locally" in a meaningful, impactful, and financially savvy way.

A Sustainable Approach to Building Commissioning is published in ebook format by, and is now available from popular online retailers.

About Dr. Steven P. Driver
Dr. Steven P. Driver's 30 years of experience include engineering of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC), industrial ventilation systems, mechanical system diagnostics, building systems commissioning, project management, and indoor air quality mitigation. Steve has worked as a cleanroom design engineer, as a mechanical HVAC consultant, and, most recently, as a global energy program director in the pharmaceutical industry.

Since 2010, (based in Sudbury, Massachusetts) has helped thousands of authors and publishers get their books converted to ebook format, and distributed to all the major ebook retailers, including,, Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Sony Readerstore, Ingram Digital, and Google eBookstore.

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