Passive Solar Greenhouse Build Progress Update September 1, 2020

Passive Solar Greenhouse Build Progress Update September 1, 2020

Design your own greenhouse and subterranean heating and cooling system.

Rob reports on our passive solar greenhouse build, discussing the subterranean heating and cooling system, and the. passive solar greenhouse design tool. We will discuss the manifold, how it is built and how it will be installed into the greenhouse.

0:13 Rob describes the manifolds
0:40 Weeping tile – allows condensation to feed roots and cooling – subterranean heating and cooling system
1:38 Modelling appears to confirm that these systems do have positive effects on heating
2:43 Greenhouse design tool
3:43 Instrumentation – plans to measure greenhouse performance and adjust the model used in the design tool so people can better design a greenhouse suitable for where they live
4:30 Greenhouse plans for sale
5:12 Greenhouse is essential here because we only get 100 frost free days in a year
6:21 Plans to integrate chicken and ducks

Join us. as we apply our proven 5-step land design process to our own recently purchased rural property!

About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture:
In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at

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