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

Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment gets Zero Energy Design Designation

Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment Receives Key Designation From the DOE

Two programs in the Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment earned the first-ever Zero Energy Design Designation from th...

Rob Howard Named Plug-In NC Ambassador

One of our building science lecturers, Rob Howard, became a Plug-in NC ambassador in 2019 and is a long-time advocate for the adoption of electric veh...

adaptable solar shades used in a research project

Adaptable Solar Shades Installed

Graduate students Jackson Sloan and Dani Stockman constructed adaptable solar shades for one of Dr. Foroughi's research projects. The aim is to study ...

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