...we cannot use this particular unit as the base of our project due to:
1. lack of back panel 2. not enough support for shelves 3. only one sliding door: difficult access 4. pricy at $300
A key factor for any greenhouse is maximum light accessibility. The Parlam model has been designed to lean against a wall or fence. However, to maximize sunlight, the model must be transparent on both sides.
If anyone knows of a readily available greenhouse model to fit the above criteria, please let us know.
1. most materials are visible publicly 2. you're invited to contribute at any time to any section 3. your authority depends on your contribution 4. and we celebrate our successes together!
While this project is labeled a UBC student initiative, it is not only limited to UBC students, and anyone is invited.
If you are in:
1. Engineering: Help us build it. 2. Agriculture: Tell us what to grow. 3. Arts: Make it look creative. 4. Law: Protect us (on a freelance basis) 5. Business: Find the money. 6. Marketing: Spread the word! 7. Accounting: Track our profits (or losses)
To maintain a desired level of privacy yet to allow enough sunlight to reach the greenhouse, we can use a side panel outside the greenhouse similar to window blinds. For durability, we may consider using composite materials.
These panels fill the space between 8f fence posts.
objective: utilize space occupied by traditional fences for sustainable vertical greenhouses. Why? A traditional fence is 8f long and 4f high: perfect spacing for a vertical greenhouse which can be as thin as 2f wide and include multiple shelves.
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This is an open project by the students of UBC for the creation of a sustainable Greenhouse Fence (GH Fence)
objective: utilize space occupied by traditional fences for sustainable, vertical greenhouses. Why? A traditional fence is 8f long and 4f high: perfect spacing for a vertical greenhouse which can be as thin as 2f wide and include multiple shelves.
1. ventilation system 2. excess heat removal 3. heat storage (level day/night temp) 4. vacuum tubes for colder climates active 1. solar vent 2. heat exchanger for ventilation
Humidity Control passive 1. use temperature difference to dry the air inside active 1. dehumidifier (collect into water tank) Light management passive 1. light redirection active 1. grow lights (solar or conventional)
Other 1. compost unit (fertilizer) 2. extra solar panels 3. wind power generator 4. electric accumulator 5. storage unit