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Greenhouse Indoor & Vertical Farming

Greenhouse indoor and vertical farming are innovative agricultural practices that aim to maximize crop production in controlled environments. They offer several advantages over traditional farming methods, including increased crop yield, year-round production, efficient resource utilization, and reduced environmental impact.

For over 110 years, Enerdes has been involved with climate systems. Enerdes has been a pioneer in climate control for agriculture and horticulture and now we are at the front line of innovations for vertical farming, with a global customer base.

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Efficient and sustainable indoor & vertical farming systems

Vertical farming is a method of growing crops in vertically stacked layers or racks, often indoors or in urban settings. It utilizes artificial lighting, climate control systems, and hydroponic or aeroponic systems to cultivate plants in a vertical space.

Vertical farming maximizes the use of available space by growing crops in multiple layers. This technique is particularly valuable in urban areas where land is limited. By utilizing vertical space, vertical farms can produce higher yields compared to traditional farming systems on the same land area. It allows for consistent, year-round production, independent of seasonal variations or climate conditions. By controlling the lighting and environmental factors, growers can create an ideal growth environment for plants throughout the year.

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    Indoor and Vertical Greenhouse Systems from Enerdes®

    The growing demand for food and reliable supply of fresh produce has led to the development of vertical farms. By growing crops on a small area in a multi-layer system, high yields can be achieved year round with predictable and high quality. A compact vertical growing system like this, also results in less energy and water consumption.

    Enerdes has developed different solutions that provide perfectly homogeneous air distribution in every corner of your vertical growing space, at every level. Learn more about our solutions below.

    Greenhouse Air Handling Unit

    Air Handling Units

    Enerdes Air Handling Units ensure the most even air distribution in the greenhouse. Air handling units are systems that provide air treatment for greenhouses in order to create the desired climate for crop production. Enerdes has developed various air handling units for many different greenhouses.

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    Air Distribution Hoses

    To achieve a uniformly balanced climate within your greenhouse, effective air distribution is essential. Our advanced dual hose system elevates air distribution efficiency to an exceptional level. In collaboration with our clients, we tailor-make a bespoke hole pattern to suit any specific application.

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    Air Circulation Fans

    Greenhouse fans are an essential part of every climate system. Greenhouse require fans in order to ensure constant and reliable harvesting. High quality crops require fresh air and air circulation. Greenhouse EC/AC fans generate ventilation and circulation. Our Enerdes engineers can help you determine the ideal set-up of your greenhouse fans, from modelling to installation.

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    Greenhouse Indoor & Vertical Farming
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    Greenhouse Air

    Optimize your greenhouse environment with Enerdes’ advanced air systems. Engineered for efficiency and adaptability.

    • One-stop climate solution
    • Tailored for your needs
    • Proven efficiency
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    Greenhouse heating solutions
    Greenhouse Indoor & Vertical Farming

    Greenhouse Heating

    Experience reliable climate control with Enerdes’ advanced heating systems. Tailored for commercial and industrial greenhouses, our solutions focus on efficiency, yield, and operational savings.

    • Optimized crop conditions
    • Energy efficient and cost-effective
    • Comprehensive climat control
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    Greenhouse Indoor & Vertical Farming

    Greenhouse Dehumidification

    Achieve precise moisture management with Enerdes’ state-of-the-art dehumidification systems. Designed specifically for commercial and industrial greenhouses.

    • Balanced humidity levels
    • Energy-efficient moisture control
    • Comprehensive climate stabilization
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    Advantages of Vertical Farming

    The growing demand for food and reliable supply of fresh produce has led to the development of vertical farms. By growing crops on a small area in a multi-layer system, high yields can be achieved year round with predictable and high quality. A compact vertical growing system like this, also results in less energy and water consumption.

    Suitable crops for vertical farming are:

    • Microgreens
    • Leafy greens
    • Medical cannabis

    These crops are perfect for high density cultivations. Besides food production, seed processing and plant cultivation, vertical farms are also often used for research of vegetation.

    Vertical growing methods are usually combined with soilless farming techniques such as hydroponics, aquaponics or aeroponics. These agricultural developments lead to extremely efficient use of space, water and nutrients.

    Advantages of vertical farming:

    • Maximum yield on minimal area
    • Accurate prediction of yield and revenue
    • Fully controllable climate and cultivation process
    • Unaffected by weather conditions, outdoor climate and daylight
    • Continuous crop delivery throughout the entire year
    • Uniform and better plant quality
    • Reduced cultivation time
    • Efficient space usage and minimal area needed
    • Reduced transport costs due to proximity to the customer
    • Lower energy consumption
    • Lower water usage and less fertilizer needed
    • Organic production due to closed process without chemicals or pesticides
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Lower labour costs
    • Employee safety
    • Enerdes Air Distribution for Vertical Farming and Indoor Growing

    Enerdes has developed and patented special air distribution hoses that provide perfectly homogeneous air distribution in every corner of your vertical growing space, at every level.

    Combined with our air handling systems, we can create excellent air circulation even if you have many growing levels in your vertical farm. Our air treatment solutions are flexible and can be customized to the size and shape of your vertical farm.

    Enerdes air handling units contain high grade filters that clean the air of any pollutants and pathogens like mold spores and microbes. Upon request we can also incorporate a UVC module. UVC light disintegrates microbes like mold spores, viruses and bacteria. To control carbon dioxide levels (CO2), fresh air and exhausts must be regulated. The intake of fresh air must be controlled and clean. Exhaust fans can be combined with a carbon filter to provide odour control.

    Automation in your Vertical Farming System

    For full control over growing conditions and minimization of labour costs, it is beneficial to automate as much in the production process as possible. The following processes can and should be automated in a vertical growing system. All mechanisms that are part of climate control can be developed, supplied and installed by Enerdes.

    • Humidity and moisture control
    • Air Temperature, heating and cooling systems
    • Air flow and air circulation
    • Air distribution
    • Air refreshment, filtration and disinfection
    • Water sterilization and disinfection
    • Light
    • PH
    • Nutrient levels
    • Logistics

    Increase of production and yield whilst learning from previous crop cycles, will give you the best production quality and return of investment (ROI).

    Vertical Farming in Climate Containers

    The multilayer structures of vertical farming are often integrated in buildings like repurposed warehouses, shipping containers and other structures.

    Controlled Environment Agriculture Technology (CEA) are applied in these spaces, which means they implement artificial control of air distribution, temperatures, lighting and humidity. The primary goal of vertical farming is achieving a yield as high as possible on a limited available area, thus getting the maximum number of crops per square meter.

    When one grows crops in a climate container, one of the many advantages is that the crops are not dependent on daylight. Production will experience less failure and will show higher and more consistent quality. Vertical production systems also allow for accurate prediction of yield and revenue. The closed system has multiple cultivation layers and light, air, water and nutrients are supplied and controlled at each layer.

    Spaces for Vertical Agriculture and Urban Farming

    Although one should consider the design very carefully and the climate system should be developed with precise engineering, many spaces can be converted to vertical farming ecosystems. Light, water and energy are used in the most efficient way, giving a small carbon footprint and minimising the ecological effect of agricultural industries.

    The following list includes examples of spaces that are often used for or converted to vertical growing locations.

    • Shipping containers
    • Warehouses
    • Factories
    • Underground rooms
    • Growth chambers
    • Other indoor spaces

    These spaces are often located in or close to urban areas, which increases the proximity to the customer and reduces the transport logistics (Vertical Urban Farming).

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