AEC News

Second Year of NEXUS Pilot System Operations at Partner Farms Successful
Aug 28, 2019

SummaryThe Nexus team continues its work designing and evaluating technological solutions to extend the growing season for small-scale farmers in Sout...

Solar PV array on Frank Hall, ASU campus

AEC Launches New Energy Extension Program
Aug 28, 2019

Appalachian receives many requests for assistance on energy topics because of the sustainable technology and building science degree programs and many...

Greenhouse Solar Thermal System
Aug 27, 2019

Students in solar thermal technology (fall TEC 4628 and spring TEC 5628) have been involved in the design, construction, commissioning, and testing of...

Betty's Biscuits Food Truck

Betty's Biscuits Goes Solar
Aug 27, 2019

Boone, NC - Local restauranteur, Tina Houston, operates a successful food truck, Betty's Biscuits. Until this past sunny, late fall Sunday, she powere...

Mobile PV System Enables Flexible Use
Aug 27, 2019

In the summer of 2018, Cameron Van Dyke, Assistant Professor in the Applied Design Department, reached out to Brent Summerville, Practitioner-in-Resid...

Off-Grid Electric System - Kellogg Residence
Aug 27, 2019

The Sustainable Technology program has a new relatively new Photovoltaics II class.  The focus is on battery-based, off-grid solar electric syste...

Southeast Urban Sustainability Summit

Southeastern Sustainable Urban Systems Summit (SEUSS)
Aug 13, 2019

SEUSS will convene a diverse network of stakeholders from across the state who are committed to identifying and addressing North Carolina's most press...

Plants on heating bench at the NEXUS

Demonstration of root zone heating supported by the developed biomass greenhouse heating system
Aug 13, 2019

This project expands the work of the NEXUS team to pilot a root zone heating design with a cooperating farm in the High Country.  The NEXUS is a ...

energy usage graph

A University-Utility Collaboration to Study Consumer Responses to Electronic Notifications
Aug 13, 2019

This project partners with an electric utility to conduct field experiments that explore how new technologies interact with energy programs to enhance...

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Ryan Miller
Jul 16, 2019

Event DetailsRyan Miller, Founder & Executive Director for the North Carolina Building Performance AssociationBuilding Energy Efficiency: The Foun...