Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cornell University are answering a need to grow more, higher-quality produce using less energy. They lead a team of researchers with the goal of reducing greenhouse energy usage by 70 percent. Their plan is to demonstrate a new form of greenhouse management in which LED lighting, carbon dioxide supplementation, ventilation and humidity are controlled by a single system. This system will react to the amount of ambient light throughout the day and other kinds of power saving technology to bring down the amount of energy used.
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