Objective

The Controlled Environment High Rise Farm system developed at Clarkson University is a solution to growing local, organic food in both rural and urban cold-weather climates. Our system integrates several advanced technology components for year-round production in an energy efficient and sustainable manner.

The CEHRF system was initially conceived by Clarkson physics student Daegan Gonyer starting in 2008 and has been developed by two teams of students.  The 650 sq. ft. pilot CEHRF has been constructed.  It is being used to further develop the integrated technologies for further full scale design.  The current system includes the pilot scale greenhouse, an anaerobic digester and an energy cabin that employs both solar hot water and wood pellet heating capabilities for sustainable cold-season and locally grown produce.

Construction of the pilot CEHRF greenhouse

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