Sustainable Technology

Sustainable Technology: Sound Solutions to Real Problems

Do you have concern about environmental and social impacts of 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 water 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 sustainable development work in developing countries.

Sustainable Technology Program News

2016 STBE Attendees

Sustainability Conference Inspires Department

The Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment sent a group of students and faculty to the ASSHE Conference in Baltimore October...

Team (Re)Connect -- 2016 Race to Zero Winners

Appalachian State Team Wins First Place in USDOE Race to Zero Competition 2016

A team of students won first-place honors in the US Department of Energy Race to Zero competition 2016 in the "Suburban Single-Family Housing" contest...

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Position Openings in the STBE Department

The Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment is seeking dynamic and highly qualified applicants for two current openings: Depart...