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

AIAS Winner of 4th Annual Gingerbread Competition

Building Science Student Club Wins 4th Annual Gingerbread Competition

AIAS, the American Institute of Architectural Students Club, took the overall trophy in the 4th Annual Gingerbread House Competition held on November ...

Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Winners 2017

Building Science Students Place 1st in the 2017 Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Competition

Congratulations to Building Science students, Elvie Sumner and Tori Whicker for their 1st place finish in the 2017 Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Competi...

Green Building & Energy

The Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment Opens 2 Faculty Positions

With a growing number of students and classes, two positions have been added to the department:  Assistant Professor of Building Science and Assi...