Greening of a greenhouse

Greening of a greenhouse

Greenhouses at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton in East Texas are used to grow new cultivars and test treatments on existing ones. After decades on the job, the old glass was etched by weather, which reduced light transmission. Worse, it was not energy efficient, having an R-value of essentially zero, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research experts. The glass was being replaced in September 2010 by a polycarbonate plastic which should make the greenhouses greener — more energy efficient, they said. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns)

Posted by agrilifetoday on 2010-09-20 19:29:45

Tagged: , greenhouse , energy efficient , greening , polycarbonate , rennovation , East Texas

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