(Completed in 2002)

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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. Four each bio-hazard level 2 greenhouse research cells to each side of central service corridor with screened roof vents, inside insect-screened exhaust fans, insect-screened cooling pads, gas unit heaters and bottom heat. Concrete floors with trench drains, greenhouse roofs glazed with clear 8 mm Polygal twinwall polycarbonate panels.
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Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of boiler for greenhouse bottom heat systems in foreground and autoclave at center of picture for sterilizing equipment and finished research crops. This equipment all located in headhouse completed on a Nexus Vail rigid peak greenhouse frame and glazed with 2″ thick insulated Metl-Span panels.
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Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of sink, emergency eyewash, soil mixer and storage area in greenhouse headhouse. Note large window in Metl-Span insulated metal walls looking out towards main street on campus.
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Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of weather station towering above headhouse in front of two research greenhouse cells covered with woven shade cloth on west wall. Note slant wall exhaust fans and doublewall heater vent stack protruding through the greenhouse west wall.
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Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View inside technology enabled conference room/classroom of headhouse. Note window to outside, door into headhouse and office. Projector overhead and internet access at center of conference table.
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Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of overhead utilities exposed in upper gable of galvanized steel greenhouse frame built out as a headhouse and glazed with Metl-Span insulated metal panels.
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Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View inside headhouse service hallway showing Dosmatic injectors to provide customized fertilizer water for each of four cells. Note Argus control panel, storage freezer and west side door to outside in background. Headhouse is built on greenhouse frame and enclosed with well insulated 2″ thick Metl-Span panels.
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Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—Window on angled wall in headhouse into managers’ office. Build out inside greenhouse frame used for headhouse and glazed with 2″ thick insulated Metl-Span
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Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of double doors into vestibule from headhouse into greenhouse service corridor. Note window to right into propagation greenhouse cell. All this is in the headhouse end of the greenhouse frame as you prepare to enter the research greenhouse. The double door chamber is to deal with pressure issues, help limit insect movement and separate the headhouse cooled by air conditioning from the greenhouse area cooled by evaporative cooling pads and exhaust fans.
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Phase I headhouse and four greenhouse cells—View of unisex restroom in headhouse. Hand sink, full shower and personal storage lockers are not in picture.This buildout is all in the headhouse end of the greenhouse and enclosed with 2″ thick insulating Metl-Span panels.