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

Speaker Series--Putting Building Science into Practice: Technology and Building Forensics - March 26

Jarrett B. Davis, AMB, CGP, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, National Technical & Building Science Director – Max-Life Industries and Taylor Clay ProductsPutt...

Race To Zero Team Cardinal Approach 2018

Team receives coveted invitation to Race to Zero international competition in Colorado

On March 6, a team of Appalachian State University students was selected to participate in the Department of Energy’s Race to Zero competition in Go...

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 ...

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