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Design & Construction

In this unit, you will learn about greenhouse cooling systems such as fan-and-pad systems and how to minimize greenhouse cooling costs.

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Greenhouse Cooling Systems

  1. Introduction

  2. Summer Cooling Systems
    • Passive venting
    • Shading Systems
    • Fan-and-Pad System
    • Positive Pressure Coolers (Swamp Fans)
    • Fog Cooling Systems

  3. Winter Cooling Systems

  4. Calculating Greenhouse Cooling Requirements for a Standard Fan-and-Pad System
    • Determining greenhouse volume and airflow requirement
    • Determining fan numbers, sizes and specifications
    • Determining pad wall specifications and dimensions
    • Determining pump and sump tank specifications and capacities

  5. Integration and Staging of Cooling Systems