Transforming the Future of Agriculture through Indoor Farming
National Design Build Services (NDBS) specializes in designing indoor farming spaces throughout the United States. 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.
Our experience with hydroponic technology allows us to make vertical farming possible for you. Hydroponics is a cost-effective and energy-efficient way to grow leafy greens without the traditional need for soil. In order for this process to remain cost effective and energy efficient, we must ensure there is appropriate space to monitor and manage the irrigation systems.
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: