CAN: Université de Sherbrooke students create off-grid greenhouse

Three engineering students at 'Université de Sherbrooke spent three years designing and building their perfect greenhouse. They set out to build a smart green building, which would be entirely off-grid, and a model for future construction projects, while also promoting food autonomy.

The three-by-six-metre structure — called VG360 — is made of cedar, with an inclined south-facing window wall, solar panels, and a red metal roof. And it does not need a power source. 

"We believe it is possible to build greenhouses — and other houses — using less power," said Valerie Pouliot, one of the students on the project. "We want to build green to be better for the environment." 

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