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Photovoltaics II Class Spring 2019 applied their knowledge by designing and installing an off-grid solar electric system for a real world client.

Photovoltaics II class designs and installs off-grid solar electric system
Jun 20, 2019

The Sustainable Technology program has a new relatively new Photovoltaics II class.  The focus is on battery-based, off-grid solar electric syste...

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...

Senior Lecturer Jack Martin in Ludhiana, India with a Neelam Electric Rickshaw. Photo courtesy of Jack Martin

Appalachian professor works with Light Electric Vehicle Association to offer campus classes, training abroad
Apr 25, 2019

Jack Martin, senior lecturer in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Appalachian State University, has partnered with...

Solar Decathlon Design Challenge 2019 Team

Two teams named finalists in the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Design Challenge
Apr 19, 2019

We had two teams named finalists in the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, 2 of 45 teams invited internationally to...

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. ...

Lena Burkett Masters 2015

Lena Burkett (Class of 2015) uses research results to solve industry issues at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mar 21, 2019

On a Post-It note stuck to the wall of her office, Lena Burkett has written one of her aims in life: “Cut every American’s utility bill in half,...