Hybrid greenhouses are a new approach to advanced greenhouse technology. Hybrid designs have transformed traditional plastic indoor greenhouses into modern, insulated, airtight, naturally lit, clean laboratories with unrivaled energy efficiency.
The natural terrestrial air system has three air chambers, one of which uses swamp chiller technology, the other is used for heating and the third for air conditioning. The greenhouse includes an airtight, clean laboratory environment with variable daylight control, which is best suited for growing plants for medical purposes, testing plants for new hybrids using DNA co-mixing, testing hybrid seeds, algae and for growing in cold climates or barren environments. All air flows are controlled by their own fans, which contain a series of filters to eliminate pollution and odors.
Hybrid greenhouses with maximum energy efficiency
The Earth’s own natural air system is placed underground and uses the Earth’s natural temperature between 55 and 60 degrees for heating and cooling. In the greenhouse, a glass ceiling covers the entire growing area and a steel frame system is used. This is important for several reasons: the airtight roof/wall cavity provides air insulation and the glass ceiling reflects the air-conditioned air back into the growth area. Greenhouses on the market now have a steel structure open to growing areas, which drains a significant amount of energy for heating and cooling the steel structure. As a result, this open steel structure is non-sterile due to condensation; mold can appear on the open steel frame and contaminate crops, resulting in product rejection and crop loss. Last but not least, natural daylight solves the excessively high electricity bills often associated with indoor cultivation using artificial light sources.
Tight construction schedule
Both local and European suppliers of greenhouses build them throughout the year, two at most. Hybrid greenhouses use conventional Nucor steel frame elements and can be built in four months. Faster construction times mean sooner market entry times. Despite faster delivery and improved design, the prices of hybrid greenhouses are the same or less than those of conventional greenhouses.
IOGRU has a mobile installation team. We operate throughout the country and travel to the site, which greatly simplifies and reduces the cost of greenhouse construction. Since our installers work together with engineers, we are able to complete a project in a very short time. On average, it takes nine months to build a greenhouse, but we manage to deliver the project in four.
Traditional greenhouses are aesthetically failing. By contrast, the overall architectural appearance of hybrid greenhouses is attractive and accepted by construction departments with strict aesthetic standards. In the construction of each greenhouse, all customer requirements are taken into account.
More possibilities for growth optimisation
Greenhouses use transparent or colored lexane insulated standing seam roof panels with a 20 year warranty. Electrochromatic glass with variable sunlight diffusion on the inner ceilings is also used. Greenhouse cultivation areas use reflective flooring to enhance natural daylight and offer reflective light panels to direct light under the plant plume, accelerating plant growth. The partition, walls and doors are transparent to minimize obstacles to allow sunlight to pass.
Main features of hybrid greenhouses
- The air in greenhouses is transported naturally
- Artificial light sources are regulated
- Panels are practically transparent
- Framing of daylight
Greenhouses can be easily retrofitted for other purposes such as offices, fitness rooms and sports facilities. Thanks to the control of sunlight diffusion, the use of the building is not restricted.