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I would like to welcome the newest member of our GHFence project group to the team. Anupama Rao is now taking charge of our accounts!
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Update:
1. I am pleased to welcome Mostafa to our project team as land and food systems consultant!
2. Print posters will be released either before or during Winter Break.
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Watering:
Passive option: drip irrigation system (see attached link)

Pros:
-passive or low energy
-sustainable
-durable
-affordable
-simple and compact
-simple water distribution

Adaptations for GH Fence
-regulate watering cycle
-elegant re-design to water all levels
-easy connection between units
-must be elegant
Watch us set up the Rain Bird Gardener’s Drip Kit in our front garden. This easy-to-install irrigation system is a great way to easily and efficiently water a large area.
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Modular Design

Standard module
1. 4'x4'x2' vertical green house
2. possible adaptation for colder climates
3. sliding doors

Basic Extensions
1. Shelves: sturdy and netted for air circulation
2. water tank

3. water connectors
4. pots for planting
5. dehumidifier


Automation Extensions
1. electric connectors
2. solar panels along fence poles
3. humidity, temperature meters
4. LED lights

Sustainable Extensions
1. compost unit (fertilizer)
2. rain water collection, storage and distribution
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Take traditional fencing to a new level.

Here is what it can look like based on readily available products.

What we like about the Parlam model:

1. aluminum frame: durability
2. single layer polycarbonate panels: light, durable, UV resistant
3. compact packaging
4. quick snap assembly

...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.



fence: http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/DisplayTemplate?storeId=10051&catalogId=10051&langId=-15&display=fencing-inspiration-gallery

PALRAM Deluxe Lean-To 4 Ft. x 2 Ft. Greenhouse: http://www.homedepot.ca/product/deluxe-lean-to-4-ft-x-2-ft-greenhouse-silver/905716
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Welcome to GH Fence. This is a UBC student project on sustainable innovation.
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Dehumidifier:

Purposes:
1. humidity control
2. water collection

Active Option:
1. ventilator + humidistat
2. electric dehumidifier + humidistat
for example:
Eva-Dry 1100 (9V, 22W, efficiency: 8 oz. of water per day at 86° F and 80% R.H)
Eva-Dry 1100 portable dehumidifier uses no electricity for operation. Ideal as a room dehumidifier, RV dehumidifier, crawl space dehumdifier, gun safe dehumidifier or large closet dehumidifier.
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Help Needed

This is an open project which means:

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)
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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.

image source: http://www.house-decorating-ideas.com/EZpics/602894_blinds_1.jpg
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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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20 people
John McNeil's profile photo
All-Safe Pool Fence & Covers's profile photo
Fence System's profile photo
Jonah Guo (First Choice Fence)'s profile photo
Alexander Gruntsev's profile photo
First Choice Fence's profile photo
Michael Just Rite Fence Company's profile photo
Maurice Cormier's profile photo
james wang's profile photo
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604-723-0455
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Greenhouse Fence
Introduction
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.

GREENHOUSE FENCE MODULAR DESIGN


Overall Priorities
1. low maintenance
2. durable
3. affordable
4. elegant

Standard GH Fence module
1. 4'x4'x2' vertical green house with sliding doors
2. alternative design for cooler climates


Basic Extensions
1. shelves: sturdy and netted for air circulation
2. pots for planting
3. privacy panels 
4. water and electric connections: parallel connection for all GHF modules


Watering
passive
   1. water tank
   2. water collection 
   3. water distribution 
active
   1. sprinkler system
   2. timers

Temperature Control
passive
   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
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