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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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  • On Tuesday 8th April around 20 growers joined us for a visit to R&L Holt’s Springhill Nursery near Evesham. The event was organised to show how the site has integrated an Anaerobic Digester (AD) with the energy needs of tomato growing.   Read More...
  • A joint venture between R&L Holt and Evesham Vale Growers (EVG) attracted more than 20 growers to the latest HDC GrowSave event. The visit to Springhill Nursery near Evesham was organised to show how the site has integrated an Anaerobic Digester (AD) with the energy needs of tomato growing. Read More...
  • This Technical Update looks at major developments in greenhouse heating and environmental control that are currently affecting the availability of CO2 for greenhouse atmosphere enrichment. Read More...
  • This guide from the Horticultural Development Company (HDC) provides guidelines on all aspects of CO2 enrichment for tomato growers, including: Factors that influence the optimisation of CO2 enrichment Achieving the optimal gas burn rate The CO2 Optimiser program Practical guidelines for the control of CO2 levels in greenhouses. Read More...
  • The use of thermal screens has become common place on many edible crop nurseries. They've been shown to save large amount of energy, paying back their cost quickly. In 2005, HDC project PC 198 showed that a thermal screen could save 100 kWh/m2 p. Read More...