Finding the operating nexus between heat light and humidity is a complex control issue that is sometimes not well suited for traditional HVAC systems. Typical package systems are energy intensive and offer poor control during transition periods of high transpiration or when environmental parameters challenge system capabilities.
The ability to provide tight temperature and humidity control while minimizing energy consumption is not often a possibility when rapid expansion is the overarching goal but in the end, taking the right approach instead of the fast approach can save your hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In addition, third party ownership structures can preserve precious capital for license acquisition, retail development and facility buildout. HVAC infrastructure can consume significant capital in newly developed agribusiness facilities.
The application of Combined heat and power solutions offers several unique advantages. First, the recovery of heat energy from generation applies to either chilled water production or regeneration of desiccant dehumidification mediums can reduce overall utility consumption by as much as 35%. Depending on regional utility costs this can save a 75,000 square foot facility up to $950,000 per year. Efficient design provides redundancy in heating, cooling and power systems ensuring that crop loss is minimized due to resilient facility design.
Under third party ownership structures, incentives from federal, state, local and Utility programs can be applied and monetized reducing capital required for critical infrastructure and transition a large portion of initial capital expenditure to ongoing operational expense often less than traditional approaches.
The key to successful growing is creating the environment for product to flourish and that is where the NgenX expertise lies.
Depending on regional utility costs this can save a 75,000 square foot facility up to $950,000 per year. Efficient design provides redundancy in heating, cooling and power systems ensuring that crop loss is minimized due to resilient facility design.