The Agra Tech Sawtooth Greehouse is a low profile single slope truss. Heated air travels up the roof slope away from the plants.
The two biggest advantages of the Sawtooth design are that it is easy to install exhaust fans mid-house in the vertical wall above the gutter and that it is designed with columns that can continue through the roof to attach an energy truss outfitted with an exterior curtain.
With a vent or opening wall on the windward sidewall and vent on leeward roof, excellent natural ventilation is achieved for happier plants and reduced cooling costs.
This greenhouse is only the beginning of an ongoing relationship with ATI and AgCon that could last for many years. "The marketplace for greenhouses is really taking off, so the game plan is for us to work more with ATI on additional structures after we complete this one," Sawyer said. "We want to pursue this as much as we possibly can, because this technology is becoming so sophisticated and it's only going to grow from there. Before I was working here, I was building clean rooms for 25 years for electronic and pharmaceutical companies, and many of their synergies are very similar. When you take things such as air changes and temperature envelopes into account, both industries are very precise and the end results are indicative of that."
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