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

Anisha Sharma

ST Student Anisha Sharma chosen for WRISE Wind Power Fellow

Brooklyn, NY —WRISE (Women of Renewable industries and Sustainable Energy) has selected six 2021 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and two 2021 Wind at Ou...

Tyree Wilmoth

Graduate Student Looks For Ways To Help Others Access Clean Water

A brief moment observing two young Rwandan boys gathering water from a rural pond influenced Tyree Wilmoth’s decision to dedicate her future toward ...

Building Science students working at the HVAC controls station

Harris Integrated Solutions Donates HVAC Controls Equipment for Students to Use

The Building Science program at Appalachian State University would like to thank Harris Integrated Solutions for their extremely generous donation of ...

Tenure-Track Sustainable Technology Position Available

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

Sam Lee

Grad Student Draws on Love of Outdoors to Pursue Advanced Degree

Graduate student Sam Lee said although he was sad not to visit family, there was an upside to skipping his normal Thanksgiving gathering this year due...

Greenhouse Comparative Research Study Underway at Appalachian State’s Farm

Greenhouse Comparative Research Study Underway at Appalachian State’s Farm

 By Tyree Wilmoth        In 2017, ASU’s Food Services made a contract with the Sustainable Development department to purcha...