Greenhouse Energy Efficiency
As part of the NYSERDA Energy Best Practices for Agriculture program, the company EnSave supports farms in the Dairy and Greenhouse sectors, while Ag Energy NY (a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension) supports other farm sectors. Both EnSave and Ag Energy NY help farms access resources that can help save money and boost productivity.
For energy efficiency guidance specific to greenhouse operations, please visit the NYSERDA Energy Best Practices for Agriculture program page. Summaries about greenhouse energy efficiency are provided below from EnSave.
A grower can save a substantial amount of energy by implementing steps to reduce heat loss in the greenhouse. Greenhouse energy savings can also be found by upgrading lighting, motors, refrigeration, and ventilation. An energy audit or audit pre-consultation can better determine which actions are most cost effective for your unique situation.