Review of Construction; Geometry; Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning; and Indoor Climate Requirements of Agricultural Greenhouses
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This article presents a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in greenhouse designs with the objective to determine the currently prevalent best design practices and lower their carbon and energy footprint.
This paper provides a review of the existing design trends in the construction; geometry; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC); and indoor climate requirements of agricultural greenhouses. This systematic review is expected to spearhead the effort in developing universal design guidelines for greenhouses.
A systematic review of existing design practices and research on the construction, geometry, HVAC systems, and indoor climate requirements of agricultural greenhouses is presented.
This systematic review will provide a platform for universal design guidelines for greenhouses.
KeywordsGreenhouse design Greenhouse indoor climate Greenhouse geometry Greenhouse heating and cooling Greenhouse ventilation
air change per hour
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
computational fluid dynamics
heating ventilation and air-conditioning
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (version 4)
parts per million
photosynthetic active radiation
variable frequency drive
The NSERC Discovery Grant financially supported the study.
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Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.
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