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

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...

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: February 3 - Dionne Delli-Gatti speaks on Promoting Clean Energy Through Community-Based Solutionson

Dionne Delli-Gatti, Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs and Southeast Climate and Clean Energy initiatives at the Environmental D...

Student set up microhydro system

Showing People How To Potentially Live Off the Grid

 By Amanda BrasierAmid the energy and music at the fall Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF), a team from Appalachian State was creating their own ener...