MicroDome Architectural Drawings

August 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Architectural Drawings, Images, Press Releases

The following architectual drawings provide various perspectives of the first ETFE Biodome, which is to be called the MicroDome. It is intended to be sold to small and aspiring commercial growers. Its key benefit is to provide a climate-controlled environment which enables stable year-round crop production through the use of pneumatic ETFE pillows. Its small carbon footprint, when combined with the Vertical Growing Cabinet, will provide a cost-effective growing solution.

Isometric view of ETFE Biodome (MicroDome)

North elevation of ETFE Biodome (MicroDome)

East elevation of ETFE Biodome (MicroDome)

South elevation of ETFE Biodome (MicroDome)

West elevation of ETFE Biodome (MicroDome)

Roof plan of ETFE Biodome (MicroDome)

Ground Floor Plan of ETFE Bidome (MicroDome)

Foundation Plan of ETFE Bidome (MicroDome)

Vertical Growing Cabinets

This page will be updated to show development of the prototype of the Vertical Growing Cabinet. The Cabinet is considered a manufacturing prototype because it uses plastic parts made from temporary molds. The purpose is to identify design improvements before investing in the plastic injection molds required for commercialization.

Vertical Growing Cabinet

Artist rendering of the Vertical Growing Cabinet

Vertical Growing Cabinet: Front Plate (front view)

Front view where plantlets grow on a 45 degree angle towards the light source (sun or artificial lighting)

Vertical Growing Cabinet: Front Plate (rear view)

Rear view of growing cabinet where plantlet roots hang towards watering system.

Vertical Growing Cabinet: Plantlet cube trays

Plantlet cube trays, approximately 17 / sq.ft

Vertical Growing Cabinet: Front Plate with cube trays inserted

Top down view of plantlet cube trays inserted into growing cabinet

Vertical Growing Cabinet

Front of vertical growing cabinet with plantlet trays inserted



Biodome Construction Images

August 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Biodome Construction, Images, Press Releases

Check out Renergy Foods Canada’s construction picture-profile. Below is a reverse-chronological order of the building a BioDome, located in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy!

Biodome covered with ETFE pneumatic pillows

Biodome incorporates ETFE pneumatic pillows into membrane architecture structure

Biodome Greenhouse 1a

Biodome Greenhouse 1

Biodome Greenhouse 2a

Biodome Greenhouse 2

Biodome Greenhouse 3a

Biodome Greenhouse 3

Kader tracking 2a

Keder tracking 2

Kader tracking 1a

Keder tracking 1

Thermal Floor Heating 1a

Thermal Floor Heating 1

Thermal Floor Heating 2a

Thermal Floor Heating

Building Biodome Structure 12

Building Biodome Structure 12

Building Biodome Structure 11

Building Biodome Structure 1

Building Biodome Structure 10

Building Biodome Structure 10

Building Biodome Structure 9

Building Biodome Structure 9

Building Biodome Structure 8

Building Biodome Structure 8

Building Biodome Structure 7

Building Biodome Structure 7

Building Biodome Structure 6

Building Biodome Structure 6

Building Biodome Structure 5

Building Biodome Structure 5

Building Biodome Structure 4

Building Biodome Structure 4

Building Biodome Structure 3

Building Biodome Structure 3

Building Biodome Structure 2

Building Biodome Structure 2

Building Biodome Structure 1

Building Biodome Structure 1

Building a Biodome Concrete Foundation 4

Pouring the concrete foundation 4

Building a Biodome Concrete Foundation 3

Pouring the concrete foundation 3

Building a Biodome Concrete Foundation 2

Pouring the concrete foundation 2

Building a Biodome Concrete Foundation 1

Pouring the concrete foundation

Building Biodome Thermal Insulation Floor Heating 4

Building Biodome Thermal Insulation Floor Heating 4

Building Biodome Thermal Insulation Floor Heating 3

Thermal Insulation Floor Heating 3

Building Biodome Thermal Insulation Floor Heating 2

Thermal Insulation Floor Heating 2

Building Biodome Thermal Insulation Floor Heating 1

Building Biodome Thermal Insulation Floor Heating

Building Biodome Greenhouse 4a

Crushed rock laid on cleared land for concrete foundation to be built on.

Building Biodome Greenhouse 3a

Clear land, flattened, surveyed, ready to start building a biodome

Building Biodome Greenhouse 2a

The cleared land after the bulldozer did it's business

Building Biodome Greenhouse 1a

Unloading the bulldozer to clear the grounds for the new Biodome

Renergy Foods Energy Management

January 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Educational Articles & Links

Renergy sustainable energy

Renergy sustainable energy

This spreadsheet compares agricultural strategies concerning energy management between conventional outdoor growing, greenhouse growing, and biodome growing.

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