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

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 for 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...

Heating Bench at NEXUS Facility

Second Year of NEXUS Pilot System Operations at Partner Farms Successful

Note:  NEXUS is an STBE collaborative research site.SummaryThe Nexus team continues its work designing and evaluating technological solutions to ...

App Builds a Home Blitz

From foundation to roof — App Builds a Home takes shape during blitz build

This article is part of a series about the App Builds a Home project, which began with fundraising in fall 2018 and will continue through the building...

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series - Oct. 21: Ronald DiFelice on Near-Term and Long-Term Prospects for Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Event DetailsRonald DiFelice, Ph.D., Managing Partner at Energy Intelligence PartnersNear-Term and Long-Term Prospects for Grid-Scale Energy Stor...