AGT Unveils Hybrid Greenhouse Using Cleanroom Technology
On Nov. 28, Ancon Development Corp. officially launched its AGT Hybrid Greenhouse.
The hybrid structures have transformed traditional plastic covered greenhouses into modern, insulated, sealed, natural light, cleanroom laboratories.
The AGT Greenhouse system is copyrighted and under provisional patent protection due to its proprietary features. The greenhouse includes a sealed, cleanroom laboratory environment with variable daylighting control. It can be used for applications such as medical plant research, plant testing, hybrid seed testing and for growing in cold climates. All air flow is managed by proprietary oil bath fans. The fans contain a series of oil laden filters and traps to eliminate airborne contaminates and odors.
Energy Cost Savings
The greenhouse uses a proprietary Natural Earth Air System. This locates the mechanical system underground and uses the natural earth core air temperatures of 55 to 60 degrees for heating and cooling. A glass ceiling covers the entire grow area encasing the steel framing system between the roof and ceiling. This is important for several reasons: the sealed roof/wall air cavity provides dead air space insulation and the glass ceiling reflects conditioned air back down into the grow area.
Fast Build Time
AGT Hybrid Greenhouses use conventional framing members furnished by Nucor Steel and can guarantee greenhouse delivery in four months including large buildouts.
The greenhouse’s overall architectural appearance is appealing and accepted by building departments with strict aesthetic standards. Each greenhouse is manufactured to the customer’s specific requirements.
“Greenhouse technology hasn’t really changed that much. What we’ve done is start from the premise of what growers need the most. Then, reverse engineer that to come up with the most advanced greenhouse on the market today,” said Terry Van Gelder, president of Ancon Development Corp.
AGT Greenhouses use clear or colored Lexan insulated standing seam roof panels with electro chromatic glass with variable sunlight diffusion at the interior ceilings. The grow areas use a reflective floor coating to amplify natural daylight and offer reflective light panels to direct light under the plant, accelerating plant growth. Grow room divider walls and doors are transparent to minimize sun shading.
To learn more about the greenhouse go to agtgreenhouse.com.