COMMERCIAL GREENHOUSE DESIGN
Our commercial greenhouse design leverages passive solar design principles, including insulated walls, and highly efficient heating and cooling systems. Ceres is a commercial greenhouse designer that creates an improved growing environment with stable temperatures at the lowest energy costs in the industry. The result is a sustainable, easily controlled, naturally abundant growing environment.
We offer both Custom Commercial Greenhouse design and our Standard HighYield® Kit Design. Choosing a greenhouse option will be based on your needs as a grower as well as building requirements.
HighYield® Commercial Greenhouse Kits
Ceres steel kits are energy efficient growing environments for sustainable and abundant year-round growing. Our commercial greenhouses for farming use insulation, superior glazing and passive solar design to help you grow more, while using less energy.
We pride ourselves in creating the most energy-efficient commercial greenhouse design kits on the market. HighYield® Kits come in two depths: 23’ and 30’ deep and are scalable in increments of 4’.
We ship all greenhouse materials to the job site and the greenhouse is erected by a local contractor. Ceres provides turn-key construction in the US and Canada. We also provide construction management and project planning, organizing and project facilitation from start to finish. We can facilitate the entire construction process for you in most international locations. More on our greenhouse installation and construction management services.
Our commercial and passive solar greenhouses are designed to grow with your operation.
- Individual climate controls per greenhouse.
- Increased biosecurity, as separate spaces prevent spread of pests, mold, and mildew.
- If greenhouse expansion construction does occur, the ongoing operation can continue uninterrupted.
Custom Commercial & Passive Solar Greenhouses
Ceres commercial greenhouse design includes custom commercial and passive solar greenhouse structures that are designed for spaces over 3,000 sq. ft. These dimensions are customized to suit the site and operational layout. Our custom commercial builds are constructed with steel framing, the strongest and longest-lasting framing material. Framing can span up to 80′ (depending on snow loads), allowing greater flexibility with layout options. Custom projects have longer design times and slightly higher build costs than our kit options. Pricing starts at $45 per square foot.
If you are using a commercial greenhouse for farming you understand how important energy savings can be. Heating and cooling are the second largest operating expense in commercial greenhouses behind labor. Ceres energy-efficient design and self-heating systems can help you save money and increase profits year over year. Independent analysis has shown energy savings of 50% or more compared to traditional greenhouses with a single layer of glazing.
- In this example, an energy analysis shows that a 5,000 sq. ft. greenhouse would save over $1,345,000 in 10 years.
- The investment in an energy-efficient Ceres commercial greenhouse pays off in just 3 years.
Take the Virtual Tour
Join us on a tour of a Ceres operating greenhouse structure and learn how to grow garden fresh food in a controlled commercial and solar greenhouse environment.
Finance Your Greenhouse
Looking for financial help?
We can help you find funding for your greenhouse project.
Custom Greenhouse Frequently Asked Questions
Our commercial energy-efficient greenhouses are designed with either light or heavy gauge steel framing depending on the desired structure, with a galvanized or painted finish. We combine the frame with insulated metal panels, commonly used in warehouses or large industrial buildings, because of their high insulation values and ease of install.
Our standard glazing is a tri-wall, 16mm poly-carbonate. In colder climates, the triple wall poly-carbonate allows more heat retention while still allowing in more than enough sunlight. Glazing materials can be customized to suit your climate conditions and growing goals.
Our typical greenhouse design is either an offset gable or shed-style roof. We can also employ alternate building styles such as gutter-connected bays of the greenhouse. In any scenario, we work with you to create a custom structure that meets your needs, site and budget.
Greenhouse Kits Frequently Asked Questions
Easy shipping anywhere in the US and Canada. If you are elsewhere please contact us for a shipping cost estimate.
You can install a HighYield™ Kit yourself, or hire installation out to a local contractor. You can also opt to have a Ceres construction supervisor oversee the construction process and direct your building crew.
This depends on your level on construction experience. Assembling a HighYield™ Kit requires significant construction experience and a crew of at least 3 people. You can get a sense of the steps needed to build a HighYield® kit from our video. The following equipment and tools are required to install a HighYield™ Kit:
- Hammer drill
- Boom lift with forks and cage
- Circular saw with a metal blade
- Corded impact driver
If you have experience with those tools, you can probably build a HighYield® Kit on your own. We still recommend hiring one of Ceres Construction Managers to assist with the process.
Because each greenhouse is slightly different – tailored for your climate and growing goals—we provide custom quotes for all our energy-efficient commercial greenhouses. Pricing starts at $35 per sq. ft. for un-installed greenhouses. Please contact us to start a custom greenhouse quote.
Our Backyard Kits start at 12k. Due to the specific complexity of each project, prices on the website serve only as approximate amounts. Contact us to discuss your project.
Yes, we offer our own renewable heating/cooling system, as well as other climate control and growing systems.
Growing systems are customized according to growers’ needs, and specified after a consultation. Ceres can size, design and source:
- Hydroponic and aquaponic systems
- Light deprivation systems
- Supplemental lighting, automated shade systems
- Climate control and HVAC equipment
- Monitoring systems