To increase sustainability and public appreciation of protected cultivation, the energy consumption of greenhouse production in the Netherlands should be decreased. To achieve this there are many options such as the improvement of greenhouse insulation, the implementation of improved climate control strategies and the application of reject heat. To estimate the potential of such measures in a horticultural context, a greenhouse simulation model was developed that includes the dynamic description of all components of the heating system (de Zwart, 1996). In this paper the model is outlined briefly. Some results concerning double glazing and combined heat and power are presented. The conclusions draw special attention to the relation between energy saving potentials and horticultural practice.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference and British-Israeli Workshop on Greenhouse Technologies|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|