Innovation & Business: AGT Hybrid Greenhouse – Gold Medal Winner - Edison Award for Energy & Sustainability

AGT Greenhouses are the 2019 Edison Award for Energy & Sustainability Gold Medal Winners!

The Edison Best New Product Awards™ are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. An Edison Award represents significant innovation to the winner. It is a competitive awards program that highlights the strong marketing value of an unbiased 3rd-party endorsement.

Nominations receive an unbiased, high-powered, focus group review by the Edison Awards Steering Committee comprised of hand-picked industry experts from a spectrum of disciplines. This distinction is recognized by the industry and serves as an unbiased 3rd-party endorsement for the innovations advancing to Finalist status. The endorsement delivers an affirmation of superior quality— a confirmation that can reach customers in a way that marketing and advertising cannot.

The AGT Hybrid Greenhouse can:

1. Slash your energy bills by up to 80%
2. Be designed and built in only 4 months
3. Reduce your initial build cost

Welcome to AGT Hybrid Greenhouses, a new exceptional product of advanced greenhouse technology. The futuristic design originated with Ancon Development Corporation as they sourced 35 years of design/build innovation and 20 years of outdoor crop production.


Uniquely designed under patent pending protection, AGT has transformed traditional greenhouses into modern, insulated, sealed, natural day lighted, cleanroom laboratories. The design was heavily influenced by pharmaceutical production where regulations require sterile environments.

The overall architectural appearance is appealing and accepted by building departments holding to strict aesthetic standards, traditional greenhouses at that level are generally rejected.

Lexan insulated panels are used exclusively for glazing and are offered in multiple colors, variable sunlight diffusion and up to 20 year warranties.

Galvanized conventional open web framing produces a clean and bright finish. Galvanizing or equal industrial coating is required due to the moisture laden climate. Conventional framing simplifies construction and supports a large labor pool of qualified workmen, especially for large scale build-outs. In contrast, the labor pool is scare for traditional greenhouse assembly, simply due to the unorthodox framing systems.

The stand-alone sealed air cavity feature is located in-between the roof and ceiling and continues down into the vertical wall cavity. Primary function of dead air space is insulation, resulting in all climate viability. Air cavity and grow room air flow is managed by proprietary oil bath fans containing a series of oil laden filters and traps to eliminate airborne contaminates. Intake air is drawn from a perforated underground pipe system, introducing natural earth air filtration, cooling and heating.

As we drop into the grow areas of the greenhouse, the floor and elevated grow platforms are topped with a reflective coating to amplify natural daylighting and have reflective light panels to direct light under the plant plume, accelerating plant growth.

Divider walls and doors separating individual growing rooms are transparent to minimize sun shading. Grow rooms are independently sealed, assuring that cross pollination does not occur.

Once the prepared cannabis product reaches a load out station, it’s transferred into trucks through the open exterior doors. After cannabis product loading, the doors are closed and a series of air exchanges take place to remove any airborne contaminates in the load out station.

In large growing operations, the use of natural daylighting is the answer to burgeoning electric bills associated with indoor growing. Over time, energy savings will equal the construction cost of a natural daylight greenhouse. Growers not employing natural daylighting will eventually find their profits being eliminated by high energy costs.

More features to benefit your growing operation of medical cannabis are:

– Optional Natural Wind Movement

– Adjustable Artificial Light Source

– Optional Light Refractor Panels

– Optional Electronic Glazing Daylighting Control

– Optional Cloud Cover Hazing In Sealed Air Cavity

– Optional Louver Daylighting Control

– Optional Draping Daylighting Control

All diffusion systems are recessed in the ceiling cavity and do not interfere with lights, fire sprinkler systems or other ceiling suspended fixtures. Even during the last solar cycle in December very little shading occurs.

To conclude our presentation, let’s look at the flexibility and extended use of our greenhouses. Should a customer cease their cannabis growing operations, the building has several alternate uses:

– Research and development office space
– Fitness Gyms
– Sports facilities
– Recreation
– Parts warehousing ,manufacturing and so on

With sunlight diffusion control, building uses are unlimited. It provides an outside atmosphere inside for a bright, stimulating work environment. If you have interest in this product, please use the contact information provided at the end of the presentation.

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To see the Edison Award page, click here. then scroll down and select category "Energy & Sustainability".

ANCON Development Corporation is a military and private design/build contracting firm with over 35 years’ experience.

ANCON Development Corporation’s specialized construction includes both private and military construction projects, AGT Hybrid Greenhouses, Naturalite Buildings, warehouses, multi-story office buildings, industrial manufacturing buildings with mezzanines and bridge crane material handling systems, flight simulator structures, freight terminals, refrigerated cold storage, indoor boat storage with multi-story dry storage boat slips, medical facilities, international border crossing structures and distribution of metal buildings globally.