At Truly Green Farms you'll find over 90 acres of different tomato varieties. In addition, sustainability is high on the agenda; they use carbon dioxide and waste heat from an ethanol plant to ensure a negative carbon footprint. Priva visited the company in Chatham, Ontario.
Advanced energy management
Owner Greg DeVries and his team welcomed Priva into their 90-acre high-tech tomato greenhouse where Priva controls their integrated climate, water, and labor management systems. “Typically Priva will control the heating systems and the vents, and the irrigation strategy. But right now, we actually got Priva controlling the flow of CO2 from an ethanol plant. We have Priva controlling the flow of waste heat coming from the ethanol plant. Those are unique applications that Priva has the breadth and depth to come up with the solutions. And not only give us solutions but give us ones that are functional and not too complicated and allow the flow of the operation to happen without any obstacles in the way,” explains Greg DeVries, owner of Truly Green Farms.
“For the grow team, it’s quite taxing always having the burden on your shoulders of the production and the growth of the plants. With Priva we are able to set things and then leave them be and know that they are being carried out by the computer system,” explains Joe Barkhouse, Head Grower at Truly Green Farms. whether it concerns climate control, water management, or your shading screens. With Priva Connext, the company has one system to manage all their systems and installations.
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