Improving Crop Yields Through Energy Efficiency
The Energy Efficiency Program focuses on mitigating the effects of global climate change by reducing CO2 emissions in the hydronic boiler or geothermal systems used in greenhouses and other indoor operations.
At the heart of the program is EndoGreen®, an energy-saving water additive that lowers natural gas consumption and CO2 emissions of closed-loop boiler systems by up to 10-15%.
EndoGreen® is added to system water which reduces water tension by 60%. This increases heat exchange between the water and pipe or coil, maximizing the efficiency and performance of the system.
Causes of Energy Inefficiency in Grower Operations
Greenhouses and enclosed growing facilities with hydronic boilers use recirculated water to distribute heat. Water has a high surface tension which limits the heat transfer contact area within the pipes, thus limiting the amount and consistency of heat distributed into the building.
By reaching temperature set points faster and providing the heat more efficiently, boiler equipment doesn’t run as often, uses less fuel and emits fewer greenhouse gasses.
Benefits of Improved Boiler Efficiency
- Better distribution of heat
- Mitigate product loss
- Less natural gas usage
- Lower energy bills
- Reduced CO2 emissions