Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2010 Regional Award Winner

 

Cedar Beach Acres - Essex County

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Amy Butcher, Robert Mastronardi and Pat Hoy

Amy Butcher, Robert Mastronardi and Pat Hoy

At Cedar Beach Acres, it sounded like a problem for Goldilocks - one area was too hot, one was too cold, and they both needed to be made just right. The ingenious solution for the 16-acre greenhouse operation was to build an enclosure around the CO2 (carbon dioxide) condensers and blow the cold air to those parts of the greenhouse that needed to be cooled. Using individually designed plastic pipes and air-trapping curtains, this inexpensive air transfer system is quick and easy to install. And the best part is that it saves thousands of dollars each year because of reduced energy costs.


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