Building Science

Receive a Comprehensive & Diverse Educational Experience in Building Science

Prepare for a variety of careers within the residential, commercial, industrial, performance, and design fields of the building industry. Coursework emphasizes energy efficiency, sustainable design, construction processes and innovative materials using applied learning techniques and the most current computer software, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), which is applied to building design, estimating, engineering and scheduling.

The diverse faculty includes registered professionals, such as engineers, architects, and general contractors with many years of design and construction experience, as well as researchers in materials science and building performance.

Building Science Program News

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Bill Pfleger - The New Energy Landscape: Trends Facilitating Microgrids & Future Directions

Bill Pfleger, Solutions Architect ManagerMicrogrid Competency Center at Schneider ElectricThe New Energy Landscape: Trends Facilitating Microgrids &am...

Building Science Architectural Design Studio III Empathy Design

Building Science Architectural Design Studio III to DESIGN deliberate housing schemes for local nonprofit LIFE Village, Inc.

BOONE, NCAfter the successful completion of a tiny home build for local non-profit LIFE Village (Living Innovations For Exceptional), the Department o...

Dr. Reza Foroughi STBE Faculty at Appstate

Building Science Welcomes Dr. Reza Foroughi to Faculty

The Building Science program welcomes Dr. Reza Foroughi as its newest assistant professor this fall. Dr. Foroughi holds a master’s degree in Archite...

Computer Requirements

laptopAll programs in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are computer intensive. Currently, students are requested to have a laptop computer for each of the programs and some programs require the laptop. Learn more