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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...

Ryan Gillespie 2017 Sustainable Technology

Sustainable Technology alumnus finds niche in sustainable transportation
Feb 6, 2019

Ryan Gillespie ’17 has always been passionate about what he calls “responsible transportation.” During his time as a student in the Department o...

Lisa Poger, North Carolina Electric Transportation Manager at Duke Energy

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Lisa Poger, North Carolina Electric Transportation Manager at Duke Energy
Feb 5, 2019

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Lisa Poger, North Carolina Electric Transportation Manager at Duke EnergyElectric Vehicle Strategies for ...

PV Trailer Built by PVII Class 2019 STBE Appstate

Sustainable Technology Photovoltaics II class collaborates with Applied Design faculty to build PV trailer
Jan 23, 2019

B. Summerville and C. Van Dyke | 18 Jan 2019In the summer of 2018, Cameron Van Dyke, Assistant Professor in the Applied Design Department, reached out...

Installed Homebiogas digester

Cooking with Home Biogas
Nov 28, 2018

The Nexus research group with help from students in the Biofuels Technology course have installed a unique small-scale biodigester to convert organic ...

Appalachian alumnus Bill Pfleger

Appalachian alumnus Bill Pfleger explores ‘The New Energy Landscape’ through microgrid technology
Nov 27, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — During the kick-off talk in Appalachian State University’s fall 2018 Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Alumni Edition, Bill Pfleger...

Duke Energy Landon Williams

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Duke Energy: Utility Initiatives for a Low Carbon Future
Nov 19, 2018

Landon Williams, Senior Public Engagement Specialist at Duke EnergyDuke Energy: Utility Initiatives for a Low Carbon FutureMonday, November 26 | 4:00 ...

Betty's Biscuits PV Design with STBE Appstate

Appropriate Tech grad student helps local food truck go solar
Nov 13, 2018

Boone, NC - Local restauranteur, Tina Houston, operates a successful food truck, Betty's Biscuits. Until this past sunny, late fall Sunday, she powere...