Greenhouse

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

PurposeThe greenhouse at ERDC[HTML_REMOVED]s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) is used for germination and root-growth studies to support basic and field research in revegetation and phytoremediation. Recent cooperative work on revegetation of dredged materials with ERDC[HTML_REMOVED]s Environmental Laboratory (EL) and military range design with ERDC[HTML_REMOVED]s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) are two examples of its joint benefit and potential for future projects.[HTML_REMOVED]SpecificationsThis new facility (completed 2004) quadruples the space of CRREL[HTML_REMOVED]s former greenhouse/lab facility. It includes an 1800 sq[HTML_REMOVED]ft tri-layer polyacrylic greenhouse with an R-value double that of glass. The greenhouse has centrally controlled radiant heating and a push[HTML_REMOVED]pull shade system with highly efficient heating and cooling capabilities. The facility also includes 2700 sq ft of office, lab, and storage space, housing equipment such as computerized root-imaging systems, a photosynthetic fluorescent/gas exchange system, environmentally controlled growth chambers ([HTML_REMOVED]5 to 60 [HTML_REMOVED]C and 0 to 90% humidity), and a temperature-controlled seed storage room. The greenhouse and laboratory facility helps support $800,000 to $1M in research funding every year.BenefitsCustomers will benefit from this energy-efficient structure that houses multiple resources under one roof and permits flexible use of the space to support several simultaneous projects. The cost savings can be passed on to customers, and the improved safety features will benefit all users of the greenhouse.

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