Welcome to the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment!

       Building Solutions. Developing Leaders.

Our department features an integrated array of programs spanning the fields of sustainable design and technology. We have developed a reputation for innovative research and sustainable development in the areas of construction and building science, renewable energy, and other sustainable technologies. Our mission is to foster a strong and vibrant culture of inquiry, discovery, and innovation that integrates theory with application, problem seeking with problem-solving, local issues with global perspectives, and technological progress with environmental stewardship. More specifically, our department endeavors to:

  • Provide exemplary teaching that inspires and challenges students through experiential learning, synergistic curricula, and community engagement.
  • Conduct and disseminate scholarly work that focuses on sustainable solutions to important challenges in the design, creation, and management of technological systems.
  • Serve as a resource and a catalyst for local and global communities through projects, partnerships, and outreach.

We encourage you to become part of our innovative team! Please spend some time on our site learning more about our programs, our students, and our faculty.

News

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series, November 18: Grid Modernization and Distributed Energy Resource Integration in North Carolina

Event DetailsTommy Williamson, Utilities Engineer at the NC Utilities Commission Public Staff Electric DivisionGrid Modernization and Distributed...

Batzko, Gabbie Sustainable Technology Student & Drawdown Scholar

Drawdown Scholar speaks to United Nations on International Day of Peace

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Based on work completed during this summer’s Penn State Drawdown Scholars program, a college senior was chosen to speak at ...

D. Jason Miller PhD

College Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff with 2019 Awards

Appalachian State University recognized seven faculty members for excellence in teaching during its Fall 2019 Faculty and Staff Meeting held Friday, S...

Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Applicants 2019

NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

Winners of the ninth annual Sigmon Memorial Scholarship were announced on 09 October after a closed jury review of masonry design proposals in the Kat...

STBE

STBE to Hire Two Building Science Tenure Track Positions

The Building Sciences Program in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment (STBE) at Appalachian State University is pleased ...

Students meeting with David Horn, Chief Volunteer Officer at Unity Park and Community Gardens

Studio III Begins Sponsored Project at Unity Park and Community Gardens

Students in TEC 4738 Architectural Design Studio III have begun work with the City of Lenoir (NC) and a group of master gardeners to develop a program...