DIY Residential Greenhouses
We design our greenhouses to be durable, energy-efficient, year-round growing environments. With our pre designed & engineered residential greenhouse plans, we aim to save you time and money, and reduce waste on your greenhouse build. We offer both small greenhouse plans and larger greenhouse plans, which are straightforward to build (or modify) with construction experience. Our materials list allows you to easily and quickly purchase greenhouse rated, durable materials
DIY Residential Design
- Insulated, wood framed walls with R-14 insulation minimum
- Water and mold resistant siding
- Double-pane glass windows on South, East and West (East and West windows are operable)
- Window and door trim
- Insulated fiberglass door
- Triple-wall polycarbonate roof, fastening system (creates water-proof seal) and aluminum trim
- Structural Engineering: Structure and roof framing engineered per 2018 IRC for 40 lbs/sq.ft. snow load and 135 mph V-ULT (3-second gust) wind speed at IBC exposure C, Seismic Zone B
DIY Greenhouse Applications:
Purchase Standard Greenhouse PlansResidential Sizes: 10'x12', 12'x16', 12'x20', 12'x24'
Construction blueprints (framing plans) including elevations and wall sections
Quality Engineering: Structure and roof framing engineered per 2018 IRC for 40 lbs / sq.ft. snow load, 135 mph V-ULT (3-second gust) wind speed at IBC exposure C, Seismic Zone B
Materials list and sourcing information
Instructions on installing polycarbonate roofing
Optimized integration for GAHT® system (sold separately)
Purchase GAHT® + Standard PlansResidential Greenhouse Sizes: 10'x12', 12'x16', 12'x20', 12'24'
With our Ground to Air Heat Transfer (GAHT®) system, the greenhouse is also naturally heated and cooled year round by storing excess heat in the soil underground.
This plan package combines building plans for the greenhouse, and our plans / instructions for installing a GAHT® system on your own.
Includes everything listed in the Standard Greenhouse Plan
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We offer both do-it-yourself residential greenhouse plans and our steel framed BackYard Kit. For those interested in adding a larger growing structure to their residences we have many options.
Interested in commercial greenhouse growing? Our options include singular HighYield Kits, Attached HeadHouse Greenhouses, and Commercial Modular Options.
We collaborate with the Aquaponics Source.to engineer greenhouse kits to include aquaponics systems for all of your growing needs.
Whether you are interested in a “living classroom” or a production greenhouse, we offer educational institutions custom solutions so that students can learn the inner workings of a greenhouse.
We support communities in both rural and urban locations in order to build and operate any variation of a community focused greenhouse.
Looking to build a greenhouse in an urban location? On a rooftop? We have got you covered. We offer greenhouses for any urban application so that urban populations can grow healthy food without having to leave the city.
One centralized system for controlling the whole environment. Monitor temperature, relative humidity, and CO2, leaf/ canopy temp, PAR, lighting zones, and outdoor weather.
We offer Ceres designed EcoLoop™ or EcoPack™ HVAC options depending on growing goals, budget, site constraints, and greenhouse type. All Ceres environmental controls are custom integrated to suit your needs.
The GAHT® system is a ground to air heat exchanger, a system often referred to as a ‘Climate Battery’. Ceres leads the industry in climate battery technology, having designed and installed more systems in greenhouses than any other company in the world.
Different crops may demand specific lighting requirements. We offer a variety of lighting solutions designed to suit the needs of each individual operation.
A NetZero greenhouse will have zero net emissions. This goal is achieved through capturing and storing energy. This can be done using a various system options.
Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene is a durable, high light transmissive glazing option. It offers more than 95% light transmission, including the UV spectrum. More than other greenhouse companies, Ceres is implementing full spectrum glazings for maximum crop growth.