US (IA): Local Fairflield greenhouse project breaks ground

Now that proper funds are in order, The Greenhouse Project, a nonprofit project aimed at providing the Fairfield community with fresh produce, broke ground this Monday. The greenhouse will use waste heat from a local factory, which will be exchanged via underground tanks and piping that will be put in place after the greenhouse is constructed.

The heating system will use underground air movement and water tanks that are placed 15 feet below the surface, and the air will come up through chimney-like structures in the greenhouse. Then an automated system fancied with thermostats will measure the heat and humidity levels of the greenhouse, and if their levels get too high or low, Swinton will get an alert on her smartphone. The data from the thermostats will be gathered and documented every 10 minutes and will be put on the greenhouse’s website so anyone can see how it is working.


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