Small Wind
The Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site is a set of small wind turbines maintained and experimented on by Appalachian State and is located in Beech Mountain. Sustainable Technology Practitioner-In-Residence Brent Summerville said the site...
Friday, September 18th, Building Science students participated in Park(ing) Day, an international event that encourages participants to transform parking spaces into temporary public places. There were installations scattered across campus and the...
Jeff Tiller and Marie Hoepfl

Hoepfl and Tiller win College Awards

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:40am
Dr. Marie Hoepfl and Prof. Jeff Tiller each received an award at the 2015 College of Fine and Applied Arts Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony.  Dr. Hoepfl, who serves as the Graduate Program Director for the department, received the Outstanding...
Race to Zero
BOONE—Appalachian State University finished as a top five finalist out of 39 teams, and the only university from North Carolina, that competed in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Race to Zero Student Design Competition at the National Renewable...
bioshelter lab sign
Making a living as the owner of a small farm can be a hit or miss proposition. Farm owners must battle the weather, pests and rising energy costs as they bring their crops to market. A biofuel research facility at the former Watauga County landfill...
Jason Miller

Jason Miller Wins Teaching Award

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 11:25am
D. Jason Miller, AIA, NCARB, has received the UNC Board of Governors Appalachian State University Excellence in Teaching Award. Miller is an assistant professor of Building Science in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design.  The...
Members of Team Reciprocite'

Solar Decathlon Europe Team Hard at Work

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 5:23pm
Appalachian State was selected as one of 20 international participants in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, which will be on the grounds of Versaille, France in June/July 2014.    The team of students and faculty from App State and the...
Shawn Corbley, a graduate student pursuing the MS in Technology degree with a concentration in Renewable Energy Engineering, is recipient of a $500 Association of Energy Engineers scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. In addition to this cash...
John Clark, who has two degrees in Construction Management from Clemson University, has joined the Building Science faculty as a Practitioner-in-Residence. Mr. Clark has over 31 years experience in the Construction Industry as a Project Manager,...

Departmental Points of Pride (April to August, 2012)

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 12:00am
NC Wind For Schools program funded by the USDOE to assist schools throughout the state with incorporating the study of wind energy into their curriculum and to assist with the funding and construction of small wind turbines on school...


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