Who We Are
We're a team of individuals and companies working to help investors and entrepreneurs maximize their Return on Investment by growing fresh produce locally. We encourage you to partner with HydroHaus to profit from this emerging opportunity.
President & Founder
Dr. Helen Keenan
VP Information Technology
VP Indigenous Relations
We help investors and entrepreneurs setup a growing operation by supplying the components of our proprietary Dynamic Greenhouse that is designed to operate in any environment.
1-Level Automated Growing System
30% more plants in the same space as a traditional greenhouse
The 1-Level Automated Growing System increases the spacing between plants as they grow, reduces labour costs by 40%, moves plants to the harvest area, and allows daily harvests all year to ensure steady cash flow. Depending upon its configuration, the Growing System can grow anything from leafy greens to carrots. Single-level Static Growing Systems are available to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.
5-Level Automated Growing System
550% more plants in the same space as a traditional greenhouse
The 5-Level Growing System does exactly the same as the 1-Level growing system except on 5 separate levels. The mechanized system includes plant elevators to move plants up to their growing positions and lower them to their harvesting area. Except for maintenance issues, workers remain safely on the ground at all times.
The perfect shading, cooling, and light diffusion solution
In summer, when excessive heat and direct sunlight negatively impact plants, the Dynamic Fog deploys in seconds to capture the sun's heat, provide shading, and diffuse light. Plants prefer diffused light that cast no shadows and allow light waves to reach plants from all angles to maximize photosynthesis. By preventing the sun's infra-red rays from entering the greenhouse, less energy is required for cooling, and carbon dioxide can remain in the plant canopy without venting.
The perfect insulation
In winter, traditional greenhouses, which have R1 to R2 insulation, either close down or spend their profits on heating. However, when using Dynamic Insulation, which provides R30 insulation, the Dynamic Greenhouse can operate year round using up to 80% less energy. This insulation works because it consists of approximately 125 bubbles per inch, which approximates R1 insulation. Each bubble is a thermal barrier that allows natural sunlight to penetrate.
Where do we operate?
We believe in locally grown food, which is why we have designed our Dynamic Greenhouses to operate in areas of extreme heat and cold, and anywhere in-between.
Hot Dry Climates
Because we supply Dynamic Shade at the drop of a hat, and collect water transpired by plants within the greenhouse, we can grow food in hot dry climates with very little water.
Cold Wet Climates
Because we supply Dynamic Insulation on demand, and collect solar heat throughout the day, we can grow food in very cold climates where it is too expensive to operate a traditional greenhouse.
Because our Dynamic Greenhouse is sealed, it maintains a positive pressure to keep pests and pathogens out. This makes for a safe environment with no need for pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
Why do we do it?
The Dynamic Greenhouse was designed to increase profits by reducing operational inputs and maximizing yields.
Climate Change, whether man-made or natural, whether global heating or global cooling, has had an impact on agricultural yields. As a result, food prices are set to increase in both the long-term and foreseeable future. Additionally, consumers want to know that their food is local, fresh, tasty, nutritious, and free of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
To date, local food can only be grown in open fields and greenhouses with a temperate climate. In some areas it is too hot to grow in summer, while in others, it is too cold grow in winter. As a result, greenhouse design is critical to year-round production of local produce.
This design of greenhouses boils down to two philosophical approaches:
In this respect, traditional greenhouse design treats the symptom rather than curing the problem. On the other hand, HydroHaus provides an elegant solution with massive operational savings because it requires up to 80% less energy to operate.
When combined with our Automated Growing System, the Dynamic Greenhouse provides the most cost-effective solution because revenues are generated year round.
The key is to identify suitable land close to an urban market to build a Dynamic Greenhouse.
Once we identify the land, we negotiate the best way to finance the greenhouse (debt, equity, land, shareholder loans, etc.) and draft agreements.
Once agreements have been signed, and funds are in place, we commence the planning process, which involves applying for necessary permits.
The planning and building process will take between six to nine months.
HydroHaus can operate the greenhouse and manage sales. Each greenhouse has an ROI of between 3 - 5 years.