University of North Florida Rooftop Research Greenhouse, Jacksonville, FL
(Completed in 2011)
Arial view of completed coral research greenhouse on the roof of the science classroom and lab building at the University of North Florida.
20’ x 92’ National Brand aluminum single slope coral research greenhouse mounted on the 4th floor of new Science Building at the University of North Florida, designed so lines blend in with building design below. Glazed with clear tempered glass on heavy aluminum frame.
End and tall side view of research greenhouse after mounting two large fiberglass body cone exhaust fans to provide summer ventilation of glass rooftop greenhouse.
Close up view of fiberglass cone exhaust fans on rooftop research greenhouse. Note roof vent at peak of single slope research greenhouse.
Construction photo that provides good view of aluminum I-beam framing on National aluminum greenhouse. Note door opening before door installation and greenhouse mounted and flashed to short concrete stem wall.
Interior view of pad end of research greenhouse during construction. Note Modine Hot Dawg heater mounted overhead to provide heat. J&D 12” horizontal air flow fans to provide air circulation under glass roof. Band of aluminum air intake shutters installed on end wall will provide fresh air intake to Koolcel pad cooling system.
Close up view of 12” J&D HAF air circulation fan mounted on heavy National aluminum frame under glass greenhouse roof.
Outside pad end view of UNF rooftop research greenhouse. National aluminum single slope greenhouse frame glazed with tempered glass. Note bank of Acme air inlet shutters over Koolcel pad system. Roof vent open at peak of roof to provide fresh air for passive ventilation or to act as chimney to vent hot air at different control stages. The roof vent also provides emergency air movement in case of power outage. Note doublewall heater vents out sidewall of greenhouse.
View of Link 4 weather station to operate with the Link 4 I-Grow 1600 controller managing the glass rooftop greenhouse in the background on top of the 4th floor of the Science Building at UNF.
View of short sidewall of Coral rooftop coral research greenhouse at UNF. Aluminum frame glazed with clear tempered glass. Note custom flashing where greenhouse mounts on concrete curb. You can see heavy aluminum and glass walk entry door and heater exhaust stacks in picture. Greenhouse benches and part of the motorized shade system are visible inside the greenhouse.
View from opposite UNF rooftop of completed National aluminum research greenhouse. Note Kool-cel pad system is installed on one end wall to right, and two fiberglass cone exhaust fans on the other end wall. Motorized shade system partially open/closed under clear glass roof is visible in this picture. Note architectural impact of lining up our glass and aluminum glazing bars with the main 4 story lab and classroom building below greenhouse.
View of tall sidewall of rooftop research greenhouse from adjacent building roof. Aluminum frame glazed with wide clear tempered glass. Note custom flashing where greenhouse mounts on concrete curb. Greenhouse benches and part of the overhead motorized shade system are visible inside the greenhouse.
View of National aluminum rooftop coral research greenhouse looking up from courtyard of new Science Building at UNF. Greenhouse glazed with wide clear tempered glass and installed to line up with architectural features of main Science Building.