Building Science

Receive a Comprehensive & Diverse Educational Experience in Building Science

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

MobiLab at the North Carolina Small Wind Application Center at Beech Mountain

The MOBILab goes mobile!

This February, the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment sent the MOBILab - an energy self-sufficient mobile classroom and re...

Howard Street Space

IDEXLAB Unveils Howard St. Space to Promote Community Collaboration

On April 7, faculty and students of the IDEXlab joined student artists and the public to celebrate the unveiling of the HOW Space, a multipurpose...

Innovation Scholars - Appalachian State University

Five ‘original and collaborative’ projects funded by Chancellor’s first Innovation Scholars program Posted April 19, 2017 By ASU News

By Elisabeth Wall  BOONE, N.C.—Five proposals out of 40 submitted by faculty at Appalachian State University have been awarded funding through ...

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