Sustainable Technology

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ASU's Solar Homestead one of nine designs for Deltec's innovative net-zero homes
Apr 8, 2016

Deltec Homes of Asheville, NC has launched a new line of super efficient, net-zero energy homes starting under $100,000.

Sustainable Technology
Ryan Gillespie with his e-bike

Feasibility Study Tests E-bike Market in Boone
Apr 8, 2016

Ryan Gillespie has big ideas to improve the commuter experience in Boone.

Sustainable Technology
Brent Summerville and Robb O'Brien install a wind measurement system

Wind Power Measurements at Kerr Scott Reservoir with Army Corps of Engineers
Jan 28, 2016

Brent Summerville (Sustainable Technology's Practitioner-in-Residence) and graduate student Robb O'Brien installed a wind measurement system on... Sustainable Technology

TEECA 2015 Winners

ASU Students Place First in Transportation at 2015 Eastern Region TEECA Conference
Nov 12, 2015

Students from Appalachian State University placed first in Transportation at the 2015 Eastern Region TEECA Conference this week in Virginia Beach... Sustainable Technology

Nathan Anderson explaining the compost heating system at Nexus

Nexus Open House a Success
Oct 23, 2015

On Wednesday, October 21, faculty and students involved in the STBE "Nexus" project hosted an open house for members of the campus and regional... Building Science, Sustainable Technology

Nexus Research Facility

Nexus Research Facility Conducts Open House on National Bioenergy Day
Oct 23, 2015

On October 21, 2015, local farmers and the general public were invited to learn about our research on a biomass greenhouse heating system.

Building Science, Sustainable Technology
Beech Mountain Small Wind Facility

Small Wind at Beech Mountain Provides Research and Learning for Students
Sep 28, 2015

The Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site is a set of small wind turbines maintained and experimented on by Appalachian State and is located... Sustainable Technology

ASU Race to Zero Team

Students Finish as Finalists in the US DOE Race to Zero Competition
May 20, 2015

BOONE—Appalachian State University finished as a top five finalist out of 39 teams, and the only university from North Carolina, that... Building Science, Sustainable Technology, Graduate Program

bioshelter lab sign

EPA P3 grant helps researchers at Appalachian explore affordable alternative energy options
Dec 3, 2014

Making a living as the owner of a small farm can be a hit or miss proposition.

Sustainable Technology, Building Science