Welcome to the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Building Solutions. Developing Leaders.

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 mission is to foster a strong and vibrant culture of inquiry, discovery, and innovation that integrates theory with application, problem seeking with problem-solving, local issues with global perspectives, and technological progress with environmental stewardship. More specifically, our department endeavors to:

  • Provide exemplary teaching that inspires and challenges students through experiential learning, synergistic curricula, and community engagement.
  • Conduct and disseminate scholarly work that focuses on sustainable solutions to important challenges in the design, creation, and management of technological systems.
  • Serve as a resource and a catalyst for local and global communities through projects, partnerships, and outreach.

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.

News

2016 STBE Attendees

Sustainability Conference Inspires Department

The Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment sent a group of students and faculty to the ASSHE Conference in Baltimore October...

Team (Re)Connect -- 2016 Race to Zero Winners

Appalachian State Team Wins First Place in USDOE Race to Zero Competition 2016

A team of students won first-place honors in the US Department of Energy Race to Zero competition 2016 in the "Suburban Single-Family Housing" contest...

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Position Openings in the STBE Department

The Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment is seeking dynamic and highly qualified applicants for two current openings: Depart...