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UFFS Workshop - Solar Greenhouses

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UFFS Workshop - Solar Greenhouses

Time: November 14, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: TBA
Street: TBA
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://www.spec.bc.ca/events
Phone: 604-736-7732
Event Neighbourhood and Type: passive, greenhouses, energy, solar, workshop, food, production
Organized By: SPEC | YWCA
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2016

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Greenhouses can be valuable tools for growing food all year round. However, conventional greenhouses designed to extend the growing season are heavy energy users. In fact, as part of the recent announcement to review the Carbon Tax, the BC government pointed to the greenhouse industry as being hard hit by the tax. But do greenhouses have to be such high-energy users? This workshop will focus on the design of "solar greenhouses." These greenhouses use passive design features to collect and store energy from the sun rather than from other sources. This allows you to extend the growing season with little or no external energy inputs other than the sun. In the workshop we will discuss passive design features, active solar technologies and methods of greenhouse food production.

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