Spring Valley Greenhouse Agricultural Energy Audit

Spring Valley Greenhouse has 39 greenhouses, cutting and potting buildings, an office building, shop and work buildings, and a shipping and storage building. The greenhouse complex comprises a total of 110,000 sf. The greenhouse crops are flowering vines, clematis, and vegetable plants (tomatoes and peppers).

C.J. Brown Energy completed a NYSERDA Level 2 detailed energy of the greenhouse complex and systems, to include lighting, ventilation, process equipment, domestic hot water, and heating and cooling. Recommended energy conservation measures included:

  • Install LED lighting
  • Install Energy curtains
  • Replace two older irrigation pumps with premium efficiency motors
  • Install condensing unit heaters
  • Install more efficient ventilation and circulation fans
  • Install environmental management system and sensors