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Solar Innovations, Inc. Introduces
Ideas for Passive Greenhouse Environments
Solar Innovations, Inc., a custom manufacturer of residential and
conservatories; sunroom; and folding, tilting, and sliding glass
doors, walls, windows, and screens,
introduces ideas for passive energy greenhouse environments.
Myerstown, PA August 25, 2008
-- Solar Innovations, Inc., a custom
manufacturer of residential and commercial greenhouses;
sunroom; and folding, tilting, and sliding glass doors, walls,
screens, introduces ideas for passive energy greenhouse
It is important to consider geographic location and orientation
existing structures when designing passive greenhouse enclosures.
ideal amounts of sun exposure while minimizing heating and cooling
requirements can be achieved with proper location planning and the
the correct greenhouse accessories.
There are many options which customers may choose to incorporate
greenhouse in order to improve energy efficiency. Everything from
high performance glazing to low
energy fans can be selected to meet a customer’s personal needs and
energy requirements. Natural
ventilation patterns provided by skylights, ridge vents, and eave
vents are the ideal place to begin. Ridge
vents and eave vents opened simultaneously create circular air flow,
naturally cooling the structure and
creating a healthier environment by removing stagnant air.
Beyond simply ventilating the structure, glass choice and shading
options can work in tandem to create an
energy efficient, controlled environment. The type of glass chosen
will play an important role in
maintaining the greenhouse’s temperature by either reflecting
sunlight to keep solar heat out, keeping heat
in, allowing heat to escape, or allowing additional sunlight to
enter the structure and create a more
temperate atmosphere. Selecting the appropriate glass type depends
on several factors: the purpose of the
greenhouse, the geographic location of the greenhouse, and the
directional orientation of the greenhouse
relative to the sun. To improve efficiency, more than one type of
glass can be utilized in the structure to
meet the specific needs of the greenhouse. Interior and exterior
shades are available in both fixed and
operable options to help control the temperature in the greenhouse
by blocking some of the sunlight. They
are also helpful for shading areas of the greenhouse that require
less sunlight than others.
Depending on orientation, sun exposure, and accessory configuration,
use of the sun to heat flooring or
rear walls can work in conjunction with low energy fans to move the
radiant heat throughout the
greenhouse and into adjoining structures. Large water tanks stored
inside the structure can also be used as
a radiant heat source as they will store the solar heat and release
it as the air temperature drops.
The Solar Innovations, Inc. team designs each structure for the
specific application of each greenhouse.
Customers who desire a functional greenhouse with living space can
be accommodated by a conservatory
greenhouse from Solar Innovations, Inc. These functional structures
the best of two worlds, living space and growing space, and combine
to create a relaxing, harmonious environment. With effective
goal setting, we provide exquisite, livable growing space. Our
enhanced systems can integrate nearly any accessory including
doors, and skylights. The perfect blend of passive solar and useable
can be achieved with proper planning.
Contact Solar Innovations
or call 800-618-0669 for
passive energy greenhouse enclosure.