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

Dream Job

CareerFest: Feb. 21

CareerFest is happening once again on Wednesday, February 21, 1:00-5:00pm at Holmes Convocation Center.  Over 100 employers will be there, with a...

IDEX River Reactions City of Elizabethton

IDEXlab presents to the City of Elizabethton Tennessee

Students in the IDEXlab (Integrative Design Experience Laboratory), have been working on a sponsored studio project with the City of Elizabethton’s ...

mobiLanding project on Beech Mountain

IDEXlab continues construction on the mobiLANDING

Snow or shine, the IDEXlab (Integrative Design Experience Laboratory) cohort continues construction of the mobiLANDING project on Beech Mountain, the ...