Greenhouse Energy Webinar Series

Greenhouse Energy Webinar Series

Greenhouse Energy Webinar Series

Growers can often reduce energy cost by 30 to 50% by using energy efficient growing practices, tightening the greenhouse enclosure to reduce infiltration losses, replacing inefficient heating systems and installing curtain systems. Often growers turn to wood as a way to reduce energy costs instead of implementing efficiency measures. But some of the wood boilers are very inefficient and may cost more to operate than if energy efficiency measures were implemented. This webinar series covers energy measures for greenhouse, thermal curtain systems and the use of biomass energy for heating greenhouses.

The speaker is Scott Sanford, a Sr. Outreach Specialist in the department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He works on energy issues in agriculture and renewable energy.

This webinar was supported by funding from NCR-SARE as part of a Professional Development project coordinated by Scott Sanford.