In January of 2018, Ehvert was engaged by a confidential client to deliver a purpose-built greenhouse facility in Southwestern Ontario for agricultural production using Ehvert’s advanced design and construction process and cutting-edge growing technology.
Using a LEAN approach to design, Ehvert is currently working with the project stakeholders to optimize the theoretical yield of the facility by simulating the ideal natural conditions for the crop while maximizing energy efficiency.
The growing areas of the facility were designed by Ehvert to deliver the optimal level of light-power to the plants to supplement the greenhouse effect. Custom ventilation systems will provide temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide and humidification control. An integrated hydronic system will provide water, fertigation, and filtration. Ehvert also designed and programmed an advanced building control system to simulate, measure and automate the power and mechanical systems.
Access control, video surveillance and security are key components of the facility and Ehvert has designed a state-of-the art system to safeguard the facility.
The project is currently in the design phase and is expected to complete on-time and on budget.
Ehvert’s BIM process will allow the project to be completed on a ‘fast track’
Detailed planning and execution required due to short time-to-market target