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

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Ryan Miller on North Carolina's Clean Energy Future

Event DetailsRyan Miller, Founder & Executive Director for the North Carolina Building Performance AssociationBuilding Energy Efficiency: The...

Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Masters in Technology graduates make Building Science Expert list

Green building company, SIGA, out of Ruswil, Switzerland, has its eye on Building Science leaders... and 2 Master's of Technology graduates of Appalac...

Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

STBE to Hire a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Building Science program

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

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