Work Areas

Clean Energy Workshops

Appalachian Energy Center combines the expertise of Appalachian State University with national experts to develop clean energy professional development courses.  Workshops are scheduled from April to October - take a workshop, stay the weekend and enjoy the beautiful North Carolina mountains. View the schedule.

Energy Extension

The mission of the Appalachian Energy Center's Energy Extension Program (EEP) is to provide a hub for energy research, education and action that connects University expertise with community need. The program consists of an online resource center and mechanisms to connect the community to student research and learning opportunities. 

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North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance

The North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance (NCEEA) was established in 2010 as a state-funded non-profit organization with the goal of supporting energy efficient and third party certified construction in NC. The NCEEA’s work focused on the development and implementation of the NC energy code; growing the market for third-party testing and certifications; and to promote energy efficiency to all of the key stakeholders in the building industry. Learn more

Community-based Landfill Gas Projects

The center works to help create LFG energy projects for community and economic development by engaging the community in project planning and project management, LFG development, grant implementation, and creating funding strategies for project development.

SWANA Landfill Gas Presentation, March 2018

Previous Projects - Community TIES

Carbon Markets

The Appalachian Energy Center (AEC) has over a decade of experience leveraging carbon finance for energy and offset project development and conducting carbon market analysis research studies. Recently the AEC teamed with the Appalachian Carbon Research Group to host a Forest Offset Workshop series and worked with the Office of Sustainability to locate offsets for the Carbon Neutral Commuter program.