Eco-Friendly

Design

All of the components needed to grow fresh food, locally, ANYWHERE, are combined in our design, taking into consideration 6 major factors:

  • Lightweight: The Agrotunnel FRP or PIP design is strong, durable and lightweight (1/4 the weight of conventional brick and mortar construction). The modular panels can be shipped individually, in empty cargo space on flights or in containers already on route to the community. Our design reduces the costs and the carbon footprint of shipping as much as possible. Assembled by hand on site, without the use of heavy equipment, drastically reduces the cost of construction, while the lightness of the panels leads to quick, efficient assembly.

  • Low Power Consumption: Using energy efficient components, individually powered lighting and vertical aeroponic wall systems mean we can reduce the carbon footprint from energy production on site by only powering the processes required during the growing cycle.

  • Less Moving Parts: Less moving parts means less repairs, less wear and tear, fewer breakdowns, longer operating life and lower cost of operation in remote regions.

  • Nature: Biodigestion is the natural way to convert our waste organics and food back into fertilizer to grow more plants AND generate safe, clean biogas as a free supplemental heat source inside the units. Increasing CO2 levels for optimum plant growth. Unlike composting there is no nitrogen or mineral loss to the atmosphere with biodigestion. Biodigestion completes the eco-friendly triangle - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

  • Water: The need to conserve water has been considered in every step of our process. Aeroponic systems reduce water needs by up to 90%. Electromagnetic Spectrum lighting aids in plant water retention. Agrotunnels airtight building design eliminates water and nutrient evaporation into the atmosphere.

  • Exterior Insulation: A blanket of ECO-HEATLOK 200 closed cell foam insulation covers the entire Agrotunnel providing an R-50+ insulation factor. This soy and recycled plastics based eco-friendly formula is used to provide a zero mold, zero maintenance, watertight, cold resistant shield over the entire structure.

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