Building Science

Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

STBE to Hire a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Building Science program
Jul 24, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Building Science program within the Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment (STBE), ...

This concept rendering for the App Builds a Home project shows the outside of the home. When creating design elements for the home, Appalachian’s IDEXlab team considered cost, comfort, energy performance, constructability and environmental benefits.

App Builds a Home — App State’s IDEXlab designs zero energy ready home
Jun 20, 2019

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University students encountered both challenges and rewards when designing a zero energy ready house for App Builds ...

D. Jason Miller, associate professor in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, is the university’s recipient of the 2019 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award. Photo submitted

Appalachian winner announced for 2019 NC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award
May 13, 2019

By Jan ToddPosted May 10, 2019 at 2:08 p.m.BOONE, N.C. — D. Jason Miller, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Departme...

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AppState Featured as a Top School for Renewable Energy Programs
May 1, 2019

Prestigious universities like Stanford, Duke, Boston University and MIT have renowned alternative energy programs with cutting-edge technology and glo...

Jake Haire, Class of 2020 Construction Management, Appalachian State University

Appalachian senior Jake Haire builds on his future through KMI International internship
Apr 26, 2019

BOONE, N.C. — This summer, Jake Haire, a building sciences–construction management major from Woodleaf, will build on his Appalachian St...

Dr. Marie Hoepfl, professor in Appalachian's Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, has been honored with the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award.

Dr. Marie Hoepfl honored with Appalachian’s Graduate Faculty Award
Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Marie Hoepfl, professor and graduate program director for the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, has been awarded the...

D. Jason Miller, associate professor in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, facilitates a design thinking workshop with the Holland Fellows encouraging them to think outside the box while developing business plans and solutions to eliminate plastic waste. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Collaborative design thinking workshop focuses on eliminating plastic waste
Mar 29, 2019

Education at Appalachian State University means preparing students to live as engaged global citizens working to create a sustainable future for all. ...

Solar Decathlon Finalist Preparation 2019 IDEX Team

IDEXlab Teams Named Finalists for 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge
Mar 1, 2019

On February 27, two teams of IDEXlab students from Appalachian State University were selected as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2019 S...

Life Village Concept

LIFE Village funds collaboration with Appalachian to design homes for adults with autism
Feb 13, 2019

BOONE, N.C. — After the successful completion of an off-the-shelf tiny home for nonprofit LIFE Village Inc. by students in Appalachian State Univers...

Studio IV Student Review of Work

Studio IV Goes to the Borderlands
Feb 13, 2019

In an attempt to engage current events, students in TEC 4748 Architectural Design Studio IV explored the necessity for and conflicts between the compl...