Arizona State University-Biopharmaceutical Research Greenhouse-Mesa, AZ
Project Completed in 2002  

Nexus Vail galvanized steel frames with north end of facility glazed with 2” thick insulated metal panels and housing offices, bathrooms, conference room/classroom and a head house. 4 BL2 greenhouse research cells to each side of central service corridor with screened roof vents, inside screened exhaust fans, screened cooling pads, gas unit heaters and bottom heat. Concrete floors with trench drains, greenhouse roofs glazed with 8mm Polygal twin wall sheets. Completed in 2002

 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View down service corridor with doors back to headhouse and into four research greenhouse cells.  Note double roof vents overhead and insect screen over motorized inlet shutters into each cells.  Water hoses on auto reels and people lights overhead.


 
 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of genetically engineered tomatoes in BL2 cell under slope/flat/slope shade system with exhaust fan covered with inside insect screen on outer wall.

 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of naturally produced vaccine tomatoes growing in BL2 greenhouse cell.  Note aluminum and glass entry door, two cooling pad systems and plastic benches to support crop.


 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View from greenhouse cell through insulated metal partition wall back into headhouse.  Note shade system, HAF fans and people lights overhead.  Plastic benches in stack ready to install in greenhouse.  Aspirated sensor for Argus computer controls hanging down in greenhouse space to measure temperature and humidity.

 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of two Koolcel pad cooling systems split by entry door.  Note bleedoff returns off pad system plumbed into drains in the floor.

 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of propagation cell with fog nozzles, HAF fans, unit heater and motorized shade system overhead.  Note mist nozzles on rolling benches and insect screens over exhaust fan intakes.

 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—Biotherm hot water EPDM microtube heating system on rolling benches with mist nozzles over each bench in propagation cell.

 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View under benches in propagation cell.  Note mist nozzles on top of benches and bench legs anchored to floor.  Exhaust fans in background with insect screens over the inlet side of fans.

 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of inside roof of service corridor.  Note double roof vents, people lights, aspirated sensor for Argus computer controls, HAF fans and reels for water hoses and electric cords.

 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View inside research cell growing nicotine.  Note heater, people lights and motorized shade system overhead.  Insect screens over exhaust fan inlets.

 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of insect screen frame covered by insect screens over motorized shutters providing inlet air to Koolcel pad system.  8mm twinwall polycarbonate panels for wall above and below shutters.

 
 

Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of electric and plumbing lines into the greenhouse corridor through the insulated metal partition from the headhouse.  Also note ends of two roof vents with insect screens at the vent opening with brushes to seal around vent racks.