Sustainable Technology

Sustainable Technology: Sound Solutions to Real Problems

Do you have concern about the environmental and social impacts of energy and technology? Are you ready to critically examine a wide variety of problems? Are you committed to making the world a better place? Discover...

  • Energy conversion systems such as solar, wind, hydro, biofuels
  • Waste and wastewater management
  • Community and Shelter Design
  • E-bike and E-vehicle design
  • Technology assessment
  • Small-scale production systems
  • Technology transfer

Sustainable Technology reflects an approach to technological development, characterized by creative and sound engineering, that recognizes the social, environmental, political, economic, and technical aspects of a proposed technological solution to a problem facing a society.

Pursue many careers with a Sustainable Technology background. Renewable energy; energy management; design, build and/or maintain renewable energy equipment; solid waste or recycling industry; design and build sustainable buildings; sell ST products; utility companies or government research labs; and/or implementing sustainable technologies in developing countries. 

Sustainable Technology Program News

The NEXUS Project

The NEXUS Project receives new grant totaling more than $600,000 since 2014

The NEXUS research team has received another Bioenergy Research Initiative grant for more than $80,000. This project continues the Nexus project goal:...

James Holton Class of 2015 in Appropriate Technology, Dept of STBE Appstate

App State alumnus works for Tesla at the ‘forefront of the renewable industry’

By Jan ToddBOONE, N.C. — James Holton ’15 likes to see results quickly and is energized by the quick turnaround of ideas and implementations ...

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: March 16 - Sophie Mullinax speaks on The Blue Horizons Project: Community Energy Planning in Action

Sophie Mullinax, Project Coordinator for the Blue Horizons ProjectThe Blue Horizons Project: Community Energy Planning in ActionMonday, Marc...