Building Sciences

Receive a Comprehensive & Diverse Educational Experience in Building Sciences

Prepare for a variety of careers within the residential, commercial, industrial, performance, and design fields of the building industry. Coursework emphasizes energy efficiency, sustainable design, construction processes and innovative materials using applied learning techniques and the most current computer software, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), which is applied to building design, estimating, engineering and scheduling.

The diverse faculty includes registered professionals, such as engineers, architects, and general contractors with many years of design and construction experience, as well as researchers in materials science and building performance.

Building Science Program News

3rd place trophy for the Suburban Single Family Division of the 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

Appalachian Students Place 3rd in Their Division at the 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

Building Science students were selected as finalists in the 2021 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge April. Undertaking thi...

Building Science students working at the HVAC controls station

Harris Integrated Solutions Donates HVAC Controls Equipment for Students to Use

The Building Science program at Appalachian State University would like to thank Harris Integrated Solutions for their extremely generous donation of ...

Lauren Halford and Jacob Wibbens, IDEXlab Students

IDEXlab Students Rethink Design Projects To Respond To COVID-19

By Amanda BrasierA global pandemic changes everything. For students in Appalachian State University’s IDEXlab this semester, it changed the entire c...

Computer Requirements

laptopAll programs in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are computer intensive. Currently, students are requested to have a laptop computer for each of the programs and some programs require the laptop. Learn more