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Aug 06 2018
Appalachian Energy Center proudly sponsors the annual Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Competition every year. This year 42 students from 16 universities competed to win $2,400 in cash prizes. The winners are:Undergraduate ResearchGrand Prize:Cassidy Chapman, Appalachian StateFrom Trash to Gas: Facile, Efficient, Ultra-Fast Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking OilHonorable Mention:Nick Palmer, Georgia College & State UniversityImproving Solar Cell Materials for a...
May 14 2018
According to U.S. Department of Energy 20 percent home’s energy is wasted because the home is under insulated and improperly air sealed.[1] For builders, this can wreak havoc on productivity, resulting in call backs, jeopardizing code compliance, reducing HERS scores, and resulting in homes that are less energy efficient and comfortable for consumers.Insulation contractors play a significant role in ensuring proper installation of batt insulation. NAIMA’s Insulation Institute is offering...
Apr 16 2018
College and University students are invited to submit their energy-related research, or community or campus oriented project to be considered for the Student Poster Competition. This is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their work, develop business skills, and network with students and professionals. $2,400 in cash prizes will be awarded in 4 categoriesNetwork with industry professionals, leaders, and corporationsResumes of competitors will be distributed through NCSEA to 600...
Mar 20 2018
This academic year, 963 students, faculty, and staff at Appalachian paid $8 to offset their travel to and from campus by voluntarily participating in the Carbon Neutral Commuter (CNC) program. This program, now in its fourth year, is considered a carbon offset - a form of trade by which members of the Mountaineer community can counteract the environmental impact of their daily commute with local environmental projects.Starting this year, proceeds from the program benefit a methane capture and...
Mar 19 2018
Appalachian is a UNC System leader for energy and water reductionBOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s campus grew by 50 percent from 2002-17, yet, according to the university’s 2017 Strategic Energy and Water Management Policy, its energy usage intensity (EUI) reduced by 45 percent — the highest reduction among all schools in the University of North Carolina System.Furthermore, the university has met three of four short-term sustainability goals for 2018-19 and is on track to achieve...
Feb 19 2018
Appalachian Energy Center combines the expertise of Appalachian State University and national experts to bring you the most comprehensive energy-related professional development courses. Workshops are scheduled on Fridays so you can stay the weekend and enjoy the beautiful North Carolina mountains.Upcoming Workshops:April 28: 2017 NEC and PV Systems: Inspecting and Designing (new class!)Rebekah Hren and Brian Mehalic are back to cover significant changes in the 2017 NEC that pertain to PV...
Feb 14 2018
BOONE, N.C. — Stan Steury, program manager of the Appalachian Energy Center (AEC) at Appalachian State University, and Jason Hoyle, research analyst for the AEC, received $20,154 in funding from the Eastern Research Group (ERG) Inc. for conducting research into and documenting innovative international biogas projects with exceptional social benefits.According to Steury, the Appalachian Energy Center has been contracted by the Environmental Research Group to promote the...
Dec 04 2017
The International Hydrail Conference 2018 (IHC 2018) will be held at the School of Engineering of University of Rome "Tor Vergata" in Rome (Italy) from the 6th to the 8th of June, 2018. The IHC 2018 objective is to contribute to the change of regime in the rail sector by providing a forum where technology experts, vehicle and rail infrastructure managers, as well as media, policy makers and other stakeholders come together to discuss ideas on hydrogen and rail transport: From the system...
Nov 30 2017
Energy Center Researchers Complete Study of Commercial Roof InsulationEnergy Center researchers worked with HALL a/e/c PA and Roxul Insulation on a study of how different roof insulation products respond to higher structural loads. They used deflection monitoring equipment to sense the amount of deflection from both point loads and distributed loads. Jeff Tiller and Jeff Ramsdell led the research team, which included Ok-Youn Yu, graduate student Nick Roberts, and HALL a/e/c PA Building Science...
Jul 20 2017
Appalachian Energy Center proudly sponsors the annual Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Competition every year. This year 30 students from 10 universities competed to win $2,400 in cash prizes, 4-$500 grand prize awards and 4-$100 honorable mention awards.The winners were:Undergraduate Project/ResearchGrand Prize:Isaac Hayes, Western CarolinaEvaluating Recycling in Two Classroom Buildings at Western Carolina UniversityHonorable Mention:Bryson Shannon, Western CarolinaPower Output of...

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