Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Our department features an integrated array of programs spanning the fields of sustainable design and technology. We have developed a reputation for innovative research and sustainable development in the areas of construction and building science, renewable energy, and other sustainable technologies. Our vision is to create "innovative solutions for a sustainable future." Our mission is to advance and apply knowledge within our respective disciplines to address societal needs. We accomplish this mission by:

  • Educating and mentoring students to consider multiple points of view, to solve problems creatively, and to make meaningful contributions in their fields.
  • Conducting innovative research, design, and creative activities.
  • Serving the local and global community through outreach, development, and leadership that improves the world in which we live.

We encourage you to become part of our innovative team! Please spend some time on our site learning more about our programs, our students, and our faculty.

Study Abroad Destinations for Summer 2015

  • South Korea/Taiwan - Adventures in Sustainable Energy & Architecture (Appropriate Technology and Building Science)
    Ok-Youn Yu,

Recent study abroad opportunities have included trips to Peru, Costa Rica, Nicarauga, Austria, France, Mexico, and South Africa, Please contact Chad Everhart for additional general information about future study abroad trips, at 


Small Wind
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 9:28am
The Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site is a set of small wind turbines maintained and...
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 9:15am
Friday, September 18th, Building Science students participated in Park(ing) Day, an international...
Jeff Tiller and Marie Hoepfl
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:40am
Dr. Marie Hoepfl and Prof. Jeff Tiller each received an award at the 2015 College of Fine and...
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Chad Everhart
Department Chair 

Katherine Harper Hall
Main Office Room 20
397 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: 828-262-3110
Fax: 828-265-8696

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