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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm
The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES) maintains and allocates space in 125 plant growth chambers. More than half of them are between 45 and 55 years old. We need to devise a plan to replace this antiquated equipment with chambers that are more energy efficient, more reliable, and less expensive to purchase and maintain. The CUAES Growth Chamber Crew has designed a chamber that meets this criteria. Refrigerants and electric heaters are not required. By connecting in to the building heating and cooling systems, this new chamber design can maintain very tight temperature control while reducing energy consumption and improving reliability.