Transforming the Future of Controlled Environment Agriculture
National Design Build Services (NDBS) specializes in designing and building indoor farming spaces throughout the United States as the need for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) systems take hold. In response to the world’s population growth and a lessening availability of suitable land for growing crops, we provide innovative solutions to farmers that maximize the amount of produce cultivated all while using less space. NDBS is a leader in designing controlled environment agriculture solutions for both indoor vertical farming and greenhouses.
To make indoor farming possible, we help our clients design and install complex mechanical, plumbing, and nutrient delivery systems that are mindful of your investment. We take a grassroots approach as an engineering-minded builder, meaning we listen to you needs and goals to develop design considerations with domestically-sourced products. This approach informs our clients of first and life cycle costs that affect operational liability and their bottom line.
Whether you are a new business or a more established entity looking to expand within the United States, we will provide a cost and energy efficient solution to domestically grow your business
PLANT FACTORY HVAC SYSTEMS DESIGN
There is a lot to understand when it comes to urban farming. Our experience with HVAC design compliments that of the grower to create optimal year-round growing conditions. Growers must be familiar with plant biology and what is key to successfully grow plants indoors, such as appropriate lighting and water to enable photosynthesis, and sometimes even movement of the plants to accommodate their growth cycle. With vertical farming, planters also must consider how exactly to arrange their microgreens, whether from the “ground” upward by using plant trays or in vertical columns running from the floor to the ceiling.
Whatever your reason for vertical farming may be, there are many HVAC considerations that must be evaluated to ensure the indoor farming environment is fully optimized to meet your growing needs. Here are a few examples of specific considerations we at NDBS evaluate and customize for each grow space: