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 Technology Students at Beech Mountain, NC

Continued opportunity for Sustainable Technology program students to test turbines at premier wind research center

 Students in the Sustainable Techology program in Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Applachian State Univers...

Brent Summerville, Appalachian State University Practioner-in-Residence

Brent Summerville takes 2nd place in 2020 Strata Solar Clean Tech contest

At the Clean Tech Summit in Chapel Hill, Feb 20-21, 2020, Brent Summerville, Practitioner-in-Residence in Sustainable Technol...

Aaron Bradshaw, Graduate Student at Nexus facility, Appalachian State University making hemp stalk biochar

Researching Biochar from Hemp Waste

Since the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, the cultivation and production of industrial hemp in the United States has grown exponentially. The Fa...