US Farm Bill Compliant Greenhouses Now Available with AGT Hybrid Greenhouse

Ancon Development Corp's next generation of greenhouses ensures crops are grown free of contaminants through their cleanroom technology

 

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancon Development Corporation, a leading designer and developer of advanced facilities, today announced that its new AGT Hybrid Greenhouse is fully-compliant with the groundbreaking US Farm Bill.

 

Among its far-reaching benefits, the US Farm Bill mandates purity of all crops, which will make most existing greenhouses non-compliant. The bill also legalizes hemp as an agricultural product for the first time by amending a major drug law that has not been altered in half a century. Hemp is a plant that is biologically similar to marijuana and is a key source of CBD, which is the active ingredient in cannabis-based medicines, and which must be grown in cleanroom environment to best ensure purity of the product.

 

The AGT Hybrid Greenhouse, with its patent-pending cleanroom technology, makes crop contamination a non-issue. According to Ancon, the company's new greenhouses are already government compliant and one step ahead.

 

"Current greenhouses simply cannot guarantee crop purity," said Terry Van Gelder, President of Ancon. "The greenhouse hasn't really changed much in over a century. Because of this, crops like cannabis cannot be grown without contamination. Samples from shops and dispensaries in several states have revealed contamination from insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and other compounds used to eliminate or prevent infestations. Our AGT Greenhouse eliminates all crop contamination."

 

Cleanroom Technology Eliminates Crop Contamination
The vast majority of current greenhouses are not sterile and vulnerable to mold and mildew due to the plastic tarping and water condensation on the steel beams. The water with mold drips onto the growing cannabis, which is a huge problem for all types of crops. The AGT Greenhouse employs glass ceilings to eliminate mold contamination and potential crop loss. 

 

The AGT Greenhouse includes a sealed, cleanroom laboratory environment with variable daylighting control, which is perfect for medical plant research, plant testing for new hybrids through DNA co-mingling, hybrid seed testing, bio-algae, and for growing in cold climates or barren environments. All air flow is managed by proprietary oil bath fans, which contain a series of oil laden filters and traps to eliminate airborne contaminates and odors.

 

Up to 80% Savings in Energy Costs
Only AGT Greenhouses use an underground Natural Air Earth System to draw natural earth core air temperatures of 55 to 60 degrees to reduce energy bills by up to 80%. The natural daylighting also curbs prohibitive electric bills often associated with indoor growing using artificial light sources.

 

AGT Hybrid Greenhouse Advanced Features

  • Sealed, cleanroom laboratory environment guarantees the purity and safety of crops.
  • Natural Earth Air Systems help maintain ideal growing temperature.
  • Sleek, futuristic designs mean quick city approvals.
  • Daylighting control ensures optimal lighting at any time of the day.
  • Patent-pending oil bath fans eliminate airborne contaminates.
  • Sealed air cavity provides superior insulation suitable for all climates.
  • Reflective coating amplifies natural daylight.
  • Flexible layout allows for alternative uses such as office space, recreation, research, manufacturing.
  • Fast Time to Build. Can guarantee greenhouse delivery in only four months including large buildouts.
  • AGT Greenhouses can be designed and built at a price that is significantly lower than existing greenhouses. Base Model 160/360/21 starts at $40/sq.ft.

Learn more at http://agtgreenhouse.com.

 
About Ancon Development Corporation
With 35 years of active building innovation and contracting, Ancon has emerged as a leader in advanced building methodology. Our newest addition is the introduction of AGT Hybrid Greenhouses powered by solar daylighting. Our history involves both private and military construction projects including aircraft hangars, warehouses, multi-story office buildings, flight simulator structures, freight terminals and medical facilities. For more information call 1-866-440-2798, or visit http://www.adctech.us/.
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AGT Hybrid Greenhouse Awarded Gold in the Energy and Sustainability Category for the 2019 Edison Awards

April 12, 2019

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Groundbreaking new greenhouse design helps growers quickly build an ultra-energy efficient, “cleanroom” technology facility

ESCONDIDO, CA. APRIL 11, 2019 – Ancon Development Corporation, a leading designer and developer of advanced facilities, today announced that they were awarded Gold in the Energy and Sustainability category in the 2019 Edison Awards for their new AGT Hybrid Greenhouse. The greenhouse includes a sealed, cleanroom laboratory environment with variable daylighting control, which is perfect for medical plant research, plant testing for new hybrids through DNA co-mingling, hybrid seed testing, bio-algae, and for growing in cold climates or barren environments. All air flow is managed by proprietary oil bath fans, which contain a series of oil laden filters and traps to eliminate airborne contaminates and odors.

Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world. AGT Hybrid Greenhouse is a new approach to advanced greenhouse technology. The AGT Greenhouse system is copyrighted and under provisional patent protection due to its proprietary features. Only AGT Greenhouses use an underground Natural Air Earth System to draw natural earth core air temperatures of 55 to 60 degrees to reduce energy bills by up to 80%. The natural daylighting also curbs prohibitive electric bills often associated with indoor growing using artificial light sources.

Best of all, because AGT Greenhouses use conventional galvanized framing construction methods, a complete AGT Greenhouse can be designed and constructed in a matter of months. Compare this to the years of delay ordering from existing greenhouse vendors, and the benefits to growers becomes even more compelling.

Founded in 1987, the Edison Awards is a part of the parent 501(c)(3) organization, Edison Universe. The Edison Awards are inspired by Thomas Alva Edison, who received 1,093 U.S. patents because of his outstanding new product development methods. The Edison Awards™ is an annual, international competition designed to honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. Winners represent “game changing” products, services, excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact. The Awards are named after inventor Thomas A. Edison and symbolize the persistence and excellence in innovation as personified by him.

“It is an honor to be selected as a Gold award winner by the Edison Awards,” says Terry Van Gelder, CEO of Ancon Development Corporation.  “Our AGT Hybrid Greenhouses is a complete rethinking of greenhouse design from the ground up. It’s not an understatement to say that this will transform the way growers conduct their business.”

All nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee and the final ballot sent to an independent judging panel. The judging panel was comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organizations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.

For more information on the 2019 Edison Awards, please visit www.edisonawards.com.

About the Edison Awards

Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, but an independent organization since 2008, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation. www.edisonawards.com.

About Ancon Development Corporation

With 35 years of active building innovation and contracting, Ancon has emerged as a leader in advanced building methodology. Our newest addition is the introduction of AGT Hybrid Greenhouses powered by solar daylighting. Our history involves both private and military construction projects including aircraft hangars, warehouses, multi-story office buildings, flight simulator structures, freight terminals and medical facilities. For more information call 1-866-440-2798 or visit http://www.adctech.us/.

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The Next Generation Greenhouse: AGT Unveils Cleanroom Technology, Energy Efficiency and Fast Build Times to Empower Growers

Sleek, modern structures full of patent-pending technologies such as Natural Earth Air System, oil bath fans and variable daylight control ushers in a new era for greenhouses

 

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancon Development Corporation, a leading designer and developer of advanced facilities, today officially announced the launch of its AGT Hybrid Greenhouse, a new approach to advanced greenhouse technology. The hybrid structures have transformed traditional plastic covered greenhouses into modern, insulated, sealed, natural light, cleanroom laboratories with unmatched energy efficiency. Learn more at http://agtgreenhouse.com.

Cleanroom Technology for Sterile Environment

 

The AGT Greenhouse system is copyrighted and under provisional patent protection due to its proprietary features. The greenhouse includes a sealed, cleanroom laboratory environment with variable daylighting control, which is perfect for medical plant research, plant testing for new hybrids through DNA co-mingling, hybrid seed testing, bio-algae, and for growing in cold climates or barren environments. All air flow is managed by proprietary oil bath fans, which contain a series of oil laden filters and traps to eliminate airborne contaminates and odors.

 

Save up to 80% in Energy Costs

AGT's proprietary Natural Earth Air System locates the mechanical system underground and utilizes the natural earth core air temperatures of 55 to 60 degrees for heating and cooling. In the AGT Greenhouse, a glass ceiling covers the entire grow area encasing the steel framing system between the roof and ceiling. This is important for several reasons: the sealed roof/wall air cavity provides dead air space insulation and the glass ceiling reflects conditioned air back down into the grow area. Current greenhouses on the market have the steel structure open to the grow area, a gross waste of energy requiring heating and cooling of the steel structure. As a consequence, this open steel structure is not sterile because of condensation; mold and mildew can form on the exposed steel framing and contaminate crops leading to product rejection and crop loss. Last but not least, natural daylighting solves prohibitive electric bills often associated with indoor growing using artificial light sources.

 

Fast Time to Build

Both domestic and overseas greenhouse suppliers have wait times of one to two years and use unconventional framing systems. AGT Hybrid Greenhouses use conventional framing members furnished by Nucor Steel and can guarantee greenhouse delivery in only four months including large buildouts. Faster construction times means quicker time to market or accelerated research and development. Despite the quicker delivery and advanced design, AGT Hybrid Greenhouse prices are equal or less than traditional greenhouses.

 

Beautiful, Modern Aesthetics

Traditional greenhouses are not what city planner's desire aesthetically and are considered eyesores. In contrast, the overall architectural appearance of the AGT Greenhouse is appealing and accepted by building departments with strict aesthetic standards. Each greenhouse is manufactured to the customer's specific requirements.

"Greenhouse technology hasn't really changed that much. What we've done is start from the premise of what growers need most, then reverse engineer to come up with the most advanced greenhouse on the market today," said Terry Van Gelder, President of Ancon Development Corporation.

 

Advanced Features to Optimize Growth

AGT Greenhouses use clear or colored Lexan insulated standing seam roof panels with a 20 year warranty and electro chromatic glass with variable sunlight diffusion at the interior ceilings. The grow areas of an AGT Greenhouse use a reflective floor coating to amplify natural daylighting and offer reflective light panels to direct light under the plant plume, accelerating plant growth. Grow room divider walls and doors are transparent to minimize sun shading.

 

Features:

- Natural Wind Movement
- Adjustable Artificial Light Source
- Light Refractor Panels
- Electronic Glazing Daylighting Control
- Natural Cloud Cover Hazing In Roof Sealed Air Cavity
- Louver and/or Draping Daylighting Control

 

Flexible Layout for Various Uses

AGT Greenhouses can be easily converted for other uses such as R&D office space; fitness gyms and sports facilities; parts warehouses and more. With sunlight diffusion control, building uses are unlimited. For security, AGT uses eight foot high exterior and interior hard wall products where many traditional greenhouses can be breached with a pocket knife. AGT Greenhouse components are manufactured and distributed by ISO-certified companies here in the USA adding to the American economy.

Learn more at http://agtgreenhouse.com.

 

About Ancon Development Corporation

With 35 years of active building innovation and contracting, Ancon has emerged as a leader in advanced building methodology. Our newest addition is the introduction of AGT Hybrid Greenhouses powered by solar daylighting. Our history involves both private and military construction projects including aircraft hangars, warehouses, multi-story office buildings, flight simulator structures, freight terminals and medical facilities. For more information call 1-866-440-2798, or visit http://www.adctech.us/.

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AGT Hybrid Greenhouse Named Finalist in the Energy and Sustainability Category for the 2019 Edison Awards

Groundbreaking new greenhouse design helps growers quickly build an ultra-energy efficient, "cleanroom" technology facility

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancon Development Corporation, a leading designer and developer of advanced facilities, today announced that they have been selected as a finalist in the Energy and Sustainability category in the 2019 Edison Awards for their new AGT Hybrid Greenhouse. The greenhouse includes a sealed, cleanroom laboratory environment with variable daylighting control, which is perfect for medical plant research, plant testing for new hybrids through DNA co-mingling, hybrid seed testing, bio-algae, and for growing in cold climates or barren environments. All air flow is managed by proprietary oil bath fans, which contain a series of oil laden filters and traps to eliminate airborne contaminates and odors.

 

Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world. The Edison Awards will announce gold, silver and bronze award winners at the annual Edison Awards to be held Thursday, April 4, 2019 in New York City.

 

AGT Hybrid Greenhouse is a new approach to advanced greenhouse technology. The AGT Greenhouse system is copyrighted and under provisional patent protection due to its proprietary features. Only AGT Greenhouses use an underground Natural Air Earth System to draw natural earth core air temperatures of 55 to 60 degrees to reduce energy bills by up to 80%. The natural daylighting also curbs prohibitive electric bills often associated with indoor growing using artificial light sources.

Best of all, because AGT Greenhouses use conventional galvanized framing construction methods, a complete AGT Greenhouse can be designed and constructed in a matter of months. Compare this to the years of delay ordering from existing greenhouse vendors, and the benefits to growers becomes even more compelling.

Founded in 1987, the Edison Awards is a part of the parent 501(c)(3) organization, Edison Universe. The Edison Awards are inspired by Thomas Alva Edison, who received 1,093 U.S. patents because of his outstanding new product development methods. The Edison Awards™ is an annual, international competition designed to honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. Winners represent "game changing" products, services, excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact. The Awards are named after inventor Thomas A. Edison and symbolize the persistence and excellence in innovation as personified by him.

"It is an honor to be recognized as a top innovative company by the Edison Awards," says Terry Van Gelder, CEO of Ancon Development Corporation.  "Our AGT Hybrid Greenhouses is a complete rethinking of greenhouse design from the ground up. It's not an understatement to say that this will transform the way growers conduct their business."

All nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee and the final ballot sent to an independent judging panel. The judging panel was comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organizations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.

For more information on the 2019 Edison Awards, please visit www.edisonawards.com.

About the Edison Awards

Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, but an independent organization since 2008, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation. www.edisonawards.com.

About Ancon Development Corporation

With 35 years of active building innovation and contracting, Ancon has emerged as a leader in advanced building methodology. Our newest addition is the introduction of AGT Hybrid Greenhouses powered by solar daylighting. Our history involves both private and military construction projects including aircraft hangars, warehouses, multi-story office buildings, flight simulator structures, freight terminals and medical facilities. For more information call 1-866-440-2798 or visit http://www.adctech.us/.

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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.