MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

Venting options

The intake louvers for vents can be passive or automated. Exhaust fans may be automated by either a greenhouse controller or individual thermostats.

Wet Wall

Vents allow for outside air to enter the greenhouse where hot air passes through an evaporative water wall. Hot air picks up moisture as it passes through the water-wall, increasing humidity and lowering air temperature (by up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit) .

The vent for the wet wall is both automated and insulated, and operated by a controller, set to open when air is needed and close when insulation is needed.

  • Air passes through a perpetually watered screen.
  • Most effective in hot, dry climates.
  • Low energy consumption, high water consumption.
  • Requires exhaust vents to create airflow in greenhouse.

Supplemental Lighting

We offer different lighting options depending on your growing needs. This includes:

  • Traditional High Pressure Sodium
  • LED
  • Plasma

Hydronic Heating/Cooling

Water moves through a water tube, in a medium such as concrete, soil, etc.

Root Zone Heating/Cooling

A Co2 distribution system focused on heating the roots. Root zone heating is more efficient, allowing for higher yields, shorter production times, even heat distribution. This system can cut heating by 50%.

Chillers

  • Water based cooling, which uses electricity and condensers, pumping water throughout the structure. Warmer water is brought back to the chiller once it is cycled through the greenhouse and transferred to a condenser via refrigerant to be cooled.
  • Can regulate hydroponic water temperatures.

Geothermal

  • Utilizes the steady temperature of the earth in order to stabilize climate in the greenhouse.
  • Water (or glycol) is moved through subsurface piping to pull heat or coolness from the water and force air over the heat and / or cool air to regulate climate.
  • Provides cooling in the summer and heating in the winter, and dehumidification (down to 40%)
  • A Ground Coupled Heat Pump (GCHP) can pull moisture out of the air as it cools. Water can be collected in reservoirs and used on site.
  • Geothermal has comparable upfront cost to chillers but with a life expectancy that is longer and significantly lower energy consumption. Rebates are available in many locations.

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