Harvesting Heat in an Urban Greenhouse

Mikko Pervilä, Jussi Kangasharju, Lassi Remes

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This article describes the first eight months of operation of a prototype
rooftop greenhouse located in Helsinki, Finland. The greenhouse is heated by
exhaust heat harvested from a rack of computer servers, while the servers are
cooled by unconditioned outside air only. We describe which plants have
thrived in this kind of a synthetic environment. Plants in the greenhouse
include multiple edible species, including seven types of chili peppers.
Yields, in particular for chilies, have been excellent. Our chilis have been
served in local university cafeterias in the city beginning from autumn 2012.
Titel på gästpublikationProceedings of The First Workshop on Urban Networking : UrbaNe'12, (co-located with CoNEXT'12)
RedaktörerMarco Fiore, Catherine Rosenberg
Utgivningsdatum10 dec 2012
ISBN (tryckt)978-1-4503-1781-8
StatusPublicerad - 10 dec 2012
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangWorkshop on Urba Networking (UrbaNe'12) - Nice, Frankrike
Varaktighet: 10 dec 201210 dec 2012
Konferensnummer: 1


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