Alberta Passive Solar Greenhouses - Lessons Learned


MacEwan University - CN Theatre Rm. 5-142
10700 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Rob Avis P.Eng. Verge Permaculture


Rob and Michelle Avis have been living with and researching a solar greenhouse in Alberta for the past five years. Designed to meet the northern climate challenges of efficiently capturing heat and light while limiting heat loss and providing adequate ventilation, humidity, pest control and snow shedding; their experiment has provided some successes and a lot of wisdom. Rob will also discuss the ideal cold climate greenhouse including such design improvements as thermal curtains, an air lock entry, a water wicking system and a subterranean heat storage system.
This seminar is free to the public.