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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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  • I came across the October 2013 edition of 'In Greenhouses' magazine today, and it contains some interesting articles. These pieces particularly caught my eye: 'Know your physics for better greenhouse control' — dehumidifying research, looking at reducing energy use in greenhouse climate control 'Many colours influence the shape and development of the plant' — looking at the use of different coloured LED lights in horticulture. Read More...
  • 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...
  • Using heat to control humidity in a greenhouse gives the advantages of a good yielding and a disease-free crop. But with energy prices rising, many growers are left wondering whether humidity control is something they can really afford. With this in mind, the specialist growers Coletta & Tyson took the decision to save on energy costs by minimising their active humidity control. Read More...
  • Minimum pipe temperature set points are used to force heat into a greenhouse even if it is not required to maintain the required greenhouse temperature. This can be to: Help with humidity control Ensure heat stores are empty by sunrise to maximise CO2 enrichment during the daytime. Read More...

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