Energy Edge is an initiative of Greenhouse Canada magazine aimed at turning what is a liability for most growers – fluctuating energy costs – into a competitive advantage. With energy accounting for as much as 40 per cent of the operating costs of many greenhouse operations, small and steady improvements on this front can move the needle in a big way on the bottom line. Energy Edge will look at new technologies, innovative projects, case studies of growers finding their own Energy Edge.
You can read about it in each issue of Greenhouse Canada, but we’ve also created this dedicated microsite. Here you can find regular news items on the subject, new technology and products, video, and in-depth archives on the subject.
We’ll also produce a bi-weekly enewsletter to keep you up to speed on what we’re covering. It is free to all Greenhouse Canada digital subscribers. You can sign up for it here.
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This clip provides an overview of marketing sustainability certification from MPS. Read our new feature stories on these programs, and the Canadian greenhouse operators who have taken the plunge, soon in the upcoming issues of 'Greenhouse Canada Magazine' and here on 'Energy Edge.'
This clip provides an overview of Lufa Farms, a company that builds and operates rooftop greenhouses in Canada. Read our new feature story on Lufa Farms (and other companies aiming to run rooftop greenhouses in Canada) here.
This is one of 42 videos produced by Michigan State University’s Dr. Erik Runkle, interviewing greenhouse growers in the U.S. and Holland on their sustainable practices. Read the new feature story on these videos and other resources here.