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Stream Restoration Underway

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 7:43pm
November 10, 2015 - Phase One of a four-part plan to restore Kraut Creek as it runs through campus got underway in high spirits today as faculty, staff and students joined Physical Plant employees in planting 35 trees along the creek bank. Chris...
A simple purchase and some very thoughtful "sequencing" of air flows enabled the Bookstore to lower its energy costs by $23,000 in a single year's span. Heating and cooling are typically the biggest energy drains in any building, so improving the...
The Grounds Crew at Appalachian State's Physical Plant would like to say a hearty "thank you" to REI for their generous gift of a motorized screener.  This $12,000 machine will greatly improve the quality of our in-house, locally produced...

NRLP/Appstate Plants 100 Trees - April 20th, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:33am
The week of April 20th will be eventful for the town of Boone as Appstate plants 100 trees along the Greenway Trail and in Jimmy Smith Park. Wait-  A Power Company is PLANTING Trees? New River Light and Power, a division of Appalachian State,...
Congratulations to our 11 newly-minted "Master Gardeners." Through a program at the Watauga Ag Extension office, 11 of our Physical Plant landscaping and recycling staff members completed the 40 hours of classroom instruction and are committed to an...
Winkler Hall Coming Down

The Day Winkler Hall Came Down

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:37am
If you missed the implosion demolition of Winkler Hall on June 1st, 2014 then you can watch it happen here. Life in Residence Halls at AppState may "rock," but it's not every day that a hall comes down.  The best video is in the first :30...
Cold Showers May 13 and 14th

You Won't Be In Hot Water May 13 -14th

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 3:57pm
Hot water and air conditioning services will both be interrupted on May 13th & 14th as we shut down campus steam for maintenance and repairs.  We've chosen this post-graduation time to do maintenance because most faculty, staff and students...

Football Fans Lead the Way With Composting and More

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:47pm
Kidd Brewer Stadium is going greener: Zero Waste is Our Goal! Athletics is partnering with the Physical Plant and Office of Sustainability to develop a zero waste stadium plan, being implemented in the 2014 football season.   What's new?...
Jim Bryan in front of tree

Jim Bryan, Landscape Superintendent

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:54am
Our own Jim Bryan is pictured in the March 2014 edition of the Appalachian Magazine.  Page 58.  We just can't resist posting his photo one more time here.  Look at that guy.  And by the way, thanks to YOU and your diligent...
New Bus Shelters

New Solar Powered Bus Shelters Installed

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:32am
Thanks to grant funding, Appalachian State in cooperation with AppalCART public transit is installing five new bus shelters this week.  The sleek design gives the campus an updated, contempary feel.  As an added feature, the shelters will...

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