Great review of Appalachian State's Performance so far at the Solar Decathlon! A third place in Architecture was received today!
..."But the People's Choice Award votes were going to the joint across the street, Appalachian State's Solar Homestead, a rambling collection of boxes with a great big shady porch, an outdoor kitchen, and a tiny in-law apartment. Maybe it was their eager outreach (team members were handing out mirrorized…Continue
Free workshops to provide training on North Carolina’s new energy conservation code and the importance of energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings, will be held around North Carolina in June. These presentations will provide the current NC energy code requirements and will include critical information for builders and designers, along with mechanical, insulation and other contractors. Workshops…Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on May 25, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Appalachian State University has installed their very first green roof on campus. It is located at Katherine Harper Hall (formaly Kerr Scott Hall). This building is host to technology programs including Building Science and Appropriate Technology. These majors will no doubt benefit from this installation as a hands-on learning opportunity. A green roof helps to reduce energy costs while reducing green-house emissions and enhancing storm-water managment. Read more about this…Continue