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.


Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment gets Zero Energy Design Designation

Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment Receives Key Designation From the DOE

Two programs in the Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment earned the first-ever Zero Energy Design Designation from th...

Assistant Professor Ram Poudel Presents at 2022 NAWEA WindTech Conference

Our instructors remain active in their industries through attending and presenting at conferences.  On September 20-22, 2022,  Assistan...

STBE students

STBE Student Clubs Are Active and Engaged with the Community

The SBA/PCEA/ABC student clubs have actively participated in several activities since the Fall 2022 semester started. These activities include present...

Dr. Arezou Sadoughi Presents at National Modular Conference: Industrialized Design and Construction, the New Trend

Industrialized Design and Construction, the New Trend   Dr. Arezou Sadoughi represented Appalachian State University as one of the feat...

The Solar Team shows off their ASC trophy.

App State Solar Vehicle Team Places 2nd in the American Solar Challenge 2022

Appalachian State University and our department are so proud that our Solar Vehicle Team recently finished with ROSE in  2nd place in the 2022 Am...

Appstate Today Article Regarding Students Winning National Solar Competition

Appstate Today has published an article about our students winning in a national solar competition.