What to Expect


The steps below are roughly what you might expect during this process. Due to limited resources, we can only offer a few of each service per academic term. Completing the a request form does not guarantee services will completed.

  1. Self-Educate - Please learn what you can about the topic(s) of interest in the Online Resource Center or elsewhere. If you cannot find a resource you think you need, please complete this form to let us know.
  2. Request Services - Complete the Energy Extension Services Intake Form. After receiving this form, we will likely contact you for more information. If at any time, you elect not to proceed, please let us know so that we can offer the opportunity to someone else.
  3. Agreement and Documentation - The University requires an executed service agreement before we are able to provide services.  We also charge a $40 service fee to defray program costs (via cash or check made to Appalachian State University). You may request a fee waiver by calling the Energy Extension contact person listed on the bottom left of this page.  You can view and print the agreement here
  4. Virtual Assessment or On-site Services - Recent advances in technology now allow us to conduct a virtual assessment of solar potential.  An Energy Efficiency Assessment requires on-site activities.  We will schedule an inital site visit to prepare for the actual assessment. Occupant and/or owner should be present for the duration of the visit. Details and duration depend on the service(s) performed.
  5. Report and Recommendations – Following some analysis of the information and data collected, we will provide you with a report that includes recommendations. This report is generated in the course of providing an educational experience for our students and is for informational purposes only.
  6. Feedback and Impact - Please give us feedback here and complete any follow up surveys or questionnaires that we send. Your responses will help us improve this program and understand its impact. Research opportunities might emerge via these interactions, and we would greatly appreciate your participation as those arise.