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: Ryan Miller on North Carolina's Clean Energy Future

Event DetailsRyan Miller, Founder & Executive Director for the North Carolina Building Performance AssociationBuilding Energy Efficiency: The...

Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Masters in Technology graduates make Building Science Expert list

Green building company, SIGA, out of Ruswil, Switzerland, has its eye on Building Science leaders... and 2 Master's of Technology graduates of Appalac...

Dr. Jaewon Oh, Assistant Professor in Sustainable Technology, Appalachian State University

Dr. Jaewon Oh selected for Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Dr. Jaewon Oh, assistant professor in Sustainable Technology, has been selected to receive the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak...