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Energy efficiency is a measure of energy used for delivering a given service. Improving energy efficiency means getting more from the energy that we use. DECC - Energy Efficiency Strategy: 'The Energy Efficiency Opportunity in the UK'

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  • A GrowSave training day led by Tim Pratt and Jon Swain from Farm Energy Centre, held at Bordon Hill Nurseries in Warwickshire. The training was aimed at ornamentals growers — particularly those who grow energy-intensive crops in late autumn and winter — with a focus on important energy issues to consider when setting up your nursery for the forthcoming season. Read More...
  • This Technical Update explores the concept of a semi-sealed greenhouse — looking at the system's advantages, its current commercial position, and how it compares with the completely-sealed greenhouse concept. Read More...
  • Common practice is to put measuring boxes in a position that is both practically convenient and which provides representative measurements of the conditions in the greenhouse. For edible crop growers this is normally at the top of the crop whereas for ornamentals growers it is just above the crop canopy. Read More...
  • It is now well proven that retractable thermal screens can save energy without having a detrimental effect on plant growth or quality; and you might even argue that a screen is now also an essential tool for both energy saving and greenhouse environment optimisation. Read More...
  • Avoiding condensation on plants is a key part of any disease control strategy. Poinsettia growers have to pay particular attention to this problem as they use a technique to control plant height called ‘Drop’. ‘Drop’ involves reducing the greenhouse temperature to as low as 12 degrees C before sunrise and is followed by an increase in the greenhouse temperature to the daytime set point within one hour after sunrise. Read More...