• HydroHaus Dynamic Greenhouses

  • ABOUT

    Dynamic Greenhouse designed to Increase Profits

    The design of greenhouses boils down to two philosophical approaches:

    • Traditional – Use brute force and massive energy to heat and cool the atmosphere within the greenhouse to compensate for the poor insulating capacity of the greenhouse structural envelope, and/or vent air into the atmosphere 
    • HydroHaus - Use the greenhouse structural envelope to prevent the buildup of heat and cold within the greenhouse, and treat the smaller differential buildup of heat and cold with less energy

    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 90% less energy to operate. In this respect, we “nurture nature.”

     

    HydroHaus has developed an improved greenhouse, which has a double wall and roof cavity that is filled with Dynamic Foam to provide insulation from extreme heat and cold, and to provide shading and diffuse sunlight. As the Dynamic Foam breaks down into solution throughout the day, the captured solar gain is stored in subterranean tanks that act as heat sinks. In this way, regenerated Dynamic Foam can provide nighttime insulation against the cold.

     

    Because the traditional greenhouse does not "nurture nature," we do not want to be associated with something that now describes climate change: "the greenhouse effect." It is for this reason, we call our structure the HydroHaus.

  • TEAM

    People Working To Help You Succeed

    Chris Gielnik

    President and Co-Founder

    Dr. Helen Keenan

    Chief Scientist

    Zac Hosler

    VP Aquaponics

    Lester Dix

    Information Technology

    Ray Gerow

    VP Indigenous Relations

    Stuart Brazier

    Chief Operating Officer

    and Co Founder

  • CONTACT US

    If up to 800% yield increase, 90% water recovery, 90% energy savings, and 100% automated systems sounds good to you, then contact us for more information.

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    Dynamic Greenhouse designed to Increase Profits

    Dynamic Greenhouse

    Perfecting Climate Control

    Designed to reduce energy costs, use less water, use no pesticides, accelerate plant growth, increase biomass, and maximize both yields and profits.

  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

  • GREENHOUSE DESIGN

    Lower Costs Increased Yields and Profits

    Existing greenhouse technologies have not kept up with the technological improvements seen in other industries. As a result, our objective is to help deploy technologies that will help increase profitability of both aspiring and existing local food growers.

     

    With this in mind, we custom design commercial greenhouses to maximize profitability and to minimize risk.

     

    Key to this process are automated control systems to manage:

    • Microclimate within the greenhouse
    • Growing systems
    • Nutrient systems
    • Gas and lighting supplementation

    DYNAMIC INSULATION & SHADING

    Our greenhouse is an evolved improvement of traditional greenhouse designs. The key difference is the building envelope that maintains a cavity between two walls.

     

    Both the outer and inner skin of the greenhouse use a transparent structural fabric. While the outer skin provides a protective seal against the elements, the inner skin is an active and computer controlled thermal energy exchanger that regulates temperature, removes humidity from the air, and generates immediate shading.

    WATER OPTIMIZATION

    Water scarcity is a direct result of climate change. It is a serious problem that will not resolve itself.

     

    When you consider that plants transpire 99% of the water they absorb, and that most greenhouses vent this humidity into the atmosphere, a valuable resource is unnecessarily wasted.

     

    The statistics are staggering. For every pound or kilogram of plant mass grown:

    • Between 200 and 1,000 pounds of water transpiration is lost
    • Between 200 and 1,000 kilograms of water transpiration is lost 

    With our evolved design, this pure water produced by plants, is collected and reused to cool the greenhouse, to store solar energy, and to feed the plants.

    LOWER ENERGY REQUIREMENTS

    Dynamic Foam Insulation

     

    When it is cold outside, the cavity between the greenhouse's inner and outer skin is filled with Dynamic Foam Insulation, which provides the equivalent of R30 insulation versus R1 insulation for a traditional greenhouse.

     

    Dynamic Foam Shading

     

    On hot sunny days when the building interior needs to be cooled, Dynamic Foam Shading can be injected into the greenhouse cavity to create shade and to diffuse light, which is what plants prefer.

    VERTICAL GROWING SYSTEMS

    Because our greenhouse diffuses natural sunlight, it is the ideal design to grow fresh produce in multiple vertical layers. Vertical growing is also ideal for supplemental lighting required in winter months. 

     

    We have focused on numerous vertical growing designs to accommodate a variety of crops because we believe in crop diversity. We believe monoculture commoditizes prices, which impacts profitability.

     

    In every instance, our design is optimized to maximize:

    • Plant density
    • Ease of transplants
    • Ease of service
    • Ease of harvest

    AEROPONIC SYSTEMS

    Plant roots have two functions:

    1. To anchor themselves in soil and
    2. To obtain water loaded with nutrients

     

    Plants do not need to grow in soil.  Instead, most greenhouses use hydroponic systems to grow produce. Hydroponic systems necessitate immersing plant roots in nutrient solution. The downside is that roots are deprived of oxygen, which reduces plant metabolism, and this slows plant growth.

     

    Aeroponics is a subset of hydroponics. Instead of immersing roots in water, a fine oxygenated mist is sprayed onto the root system. When plants immediately access water and nutrients from a fine mist, instead of developing their thick anchoring roots, they develop the fine roots hairs that maximizes nutrient uptake. 

     

    With increased oxygen levels, plant metabolism increases, and accelerated growth occurs.

     

    HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS

    For larger plants, we recommend Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) hydroponics, which deprives plants of oxygen. To address this shortfall, we add dissolved oxygen to the nutrient solution.

     

    When plants immediately access water, nutrients and oxygen, instead of developing their thick anchoring roots, they develop the fine roots hairs that maximizes nutrient uptake. 

     

    With increased oxygen levels, plant metabolism increases, and accelerated growth occurs.

    NUTRIENT SOLUTIONS

    Growing Performance is enhanced with the HydroPlug, which is rigid enough to hold plant roots in place, flexible enough to allow plant growth, and provides superior aeration and water retention.

     

    The HydroPlug is a superior blend of high quality substrates, hydrophilic foam, micronutrients, beneficial fungi, and a balanced pH that produces healthier plants, and faster rooting for cuttings and young plants.

     

    The HydroPlug is drenched in FullHydro, a biostimulant nutrient solution that combines a mineral salt solution with Fulvic Acid, which is used to chelate minerals and make them bioavailable to plants.

     

    With the ideal conditions for perfect root development, healthier plants ensue.

    GAS SUPPLEMENTATION

    Because our greenhouse creates a closed environment, and hot humid air is not vented into the atmosphere, carbon dioxide supplementation to 1,200 parts per million remains constant. With our ideal diffuse lighting conditions combined with carbon dioxide, plants thrive.

     

    Likewise, we maintain plant roots in a sealed chamber that is enriched with oxygenated nutrient mist that increases plant metabolism to achieve faster growth and increased plant biomass. This is not possible with both soil and hydroponic growing systems.

     

    By keeping the gas supplementation separate we provide the ideal conditions for both plant leaves and plant roots.

    LIGHT SUPPLEMENTATION

    When our greenhouse has deployed the Dynamic Foam Shade system, light is diffused, which is ideal for plant growth.

     

    However, in winter months with decreased natural sunlight, supplemental lighting can be deployed. To optimize energy savings, LED lights in the 440nm blue and 660nm red light spectrum are deployed to provide ideal conditions for plant photosynthesis.

  • GREENHOUSE PRODUCTS

    Quality Products For Your Greenhouse

    ETFE Greenhouse Cladding

    MISSION: Provide Maximum Natural Sunlight

    95 % Natural Sunlight

     

    ETFE (Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) is a lightweight, high-strength, transparent non-petroleum based plastic with a number of remarkable properties: it has a lifespan of up to 50 years, allows up to 95 % light transmission; weighs only 1 % as much as glass; is low maintenance and virtually self-cleaning; operates between -200° to +150° Celsius / -328° to +302° Fahrenheit; is extremely resistant to tearing, weathering, solvents and chemicals; is extremely flexible and can stretch up to 200 % before breaking; is low flammable and self-extinguishing; and it can be fully recycled.

     

     

    Contact chris.gielnik@hydrohaus.com or +1 (778) 991-6806 for more information.

    Commercial Foam Generator

    MISSION: Dynamic Insulation & Shading

    90 % Energy Savings

     

    Commercial Foam Generators are strategically placed to fill a 0.75 meter / 30" greenhouse wall and roof cavity with Dynamic Foam, which provides the equivalent of R30 insulation. In addition to insulation, the Dynamic Foam provides greenhouse shading and diffuses light, which is what plants prefer. Because it is Dynamic, the foam can be quickly deployed and removed.

     

     

    Contact chris.gielnik@hydrohaus.com or +1 (778) 991-6806 for more information.

    Commercial Foam Solution

    MISSION: Provide Quality Dynamic Foam

    100 % Reuseable

     

    Commercial Foam Generators require a consistent and quality liquid solution to generate foam that will provide dynamic insulation and shading.

     

     

    Contact chris.gielnik@hydrohaus.com or +1 (778) 991-6806 for more information.

    Water Recovery System

    MISSION: Recover Water Transpired By Plants

    90 % Water Recovery & 70 % Energy Savings

     

    A highly efficient, fully automatic dehumidification system that provides perfect, homogeneous air conditioning for greenhouses of all sizes. Advantages include: solves humidity related and Botrytis issues; produces clean, filtered air; increases both crop yield and quality; increases carbon dioxide usage; eliminates chemical costs; reduces disease and spore population; helps cool and heat greenhouse; and creates multi-climate zones. 

     

     

    Contact chris.gielnik@hydrohaus.com or +1 (778) 991-6806 for more information.

    Fertigation Control Manager

    MISSION: Flexible Control of Fertigation System

    100 % Automated

     

    A software program that allows the user to set up multiple fertilizer recepies for various flower and vegetable crops. Users can irrigate according to time schedule, solar accumulation Wm2 and root zone moisture levels. The Fertigation Manager can irrigate many different crops with each having their own feeding formulae with one centralized Fertigation machine.

     

     

    Contact chris.gielnik@hydrohaus.com or +1 (778) 991-6806 for more information.

    Fertigation Controller

    MISSION: Automate & Optimize Nutrient Delivery 

    100 % Automated

     

    The Fertigation Controller automatically mixes different fertilizer formulas from one set of fertilizer stock tanks. The system uses multiple fertilizer injectors to blend different fertilizer recipes. The system is available with 3 to 12 injectors per system with water flow rates from 200 LPM to 2,000 LPM. (50 GPM 500 GPM). The basic systems are available with up to 16 irrigation valves and are expandable to control up to 200 irrigation valves per system. The system uses electronic or pneumatic injectors that are very reliable, and long life. 

     

     

    Contact chris.gielnik@hydrohaus.com or +1 (778) 991-6806 for more information.

    Ozone and Oxygenation Systems

    MISSION: Collect & Recycle Irrigation Water Runoff 

    Save 30 % on Water Costs & 40 % on Fertilizers

     

    The water recycling system includes special programs for treating collected irrigation water. The program allows users to condition water for desired EC, pH, and Ozone/Oxygen before it is sent to the Fertigation Control Manager for further fertilizer treatment. The Ozone water treatment system destroys any bacteria and pathogens in the collected irrigation water. 

     

     

    Contact chris.gielnik@hydrohaus.com or +1 (778) 991-6806 for more information.

    Lighting Technologies

    MISSION: Optimize Light Spectrum For Plant Growth

    Up to 60 % Energy Savings

     

    Depending on produce grown, HydroHaus provides a range of LED and Plasma lighting systems. With certain LED lights, light spectrum can be altered to optimize growing requirements. 

     

     

    Contact chris.gielnik@hydrohaus.com or +1 (778) 991-6806 for more information.

    Growing Systems

    MISSION: Increase yields by accelerating plant growth and density

    Up to 800 % Increased Yields

     

    Depending on produce grown, HydroHaus provides a range of horizontal, vertical, and layered growing systems that use both NFT and Aeroponics nutrient systems. 

     

     

    Contact chris.gielnik@hydrohaus.com or +1 (778) 991-6806 for more information.

    Biostimulants

    MISSION: Facilitate nutrient uptake while benefiting surrounding micro-organisms.

    SANO Agronomy Inc. has developed a range of biostimulants that are biological or biologically sourced additives that enhance plant nutrition, health, growth and productivity. Biostimulants improve the efficiency of plant metabolism to induce yield increases and enhanced crop quality, and are complementary to crop nutrition and crop protection.

     

    Visit SANO Agronomy website

     

    Contact chris.gielnik@hydrohaus.com or +1 (778) 991-6806 for more information.

  • PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS

    We've got a top notch team!

    Promoting Plant Health

    SANO Agronomy Inc. has developed a range of biostimulants that are biological or biologically sourced additives that enhance plant nutrition, health, growth and productivity. Biostimulants improve the efficiency of plant metabolism to induce yield increases and enhanced crop quality, and are complementary to crop nutrition and crop protection.

     

    Most importantly, biostimulants enhance the quality attributes of produce, including sugar content and color. They enhance soil fertility, particularly by fostering the development of complementary soil micro-organisms, and render water use more efficient by enhancing development of roots, minimizing soil compactation, and improving water retention.

     

    Visit SANO Agronomy Website

  • BENEFITS

    Increased Profits

     

    We help local food growers become profitable by:

    • Increasing yields by up to 800 %
    • Lowering energy costs by up to 90 %
    • Recycling water resources

     

    We help increase yields by:

    • Increasing plant density
    • Growing on multiple levels
    • Growing in multiple layers
    • Improving plant quality
    • Accelerating plant growth
    • Increasing the number of crops per year
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