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Vertical Farming Solutions

The world is searching for answers to feed a growing population that is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Vertical farming provides a sustainable solution to this agricultural conundrum, offering increased yields close to urban populations while reducing carbon emissions associated with transportation. Key to the success of these operations is the precise regulation of environmental conditions, such as temperature, LED lighting, CO2 delivery and hydration.

Our vast experience working with growers and producers over the last 22 years, combined with a proven track record in HVAC solutions, means JD Cooling has the perfect blend of knowledge and expertise required to be your number one vertical farming partner.

We offer bespoke vertical farming solutions that are designed and built specifically to the needs of your produce, giving you greater atmospheric control and delivering the exact requirements needed to maximise your yield, as well as your profitability.

Why JD Cooling?

Harmonised systems

We supply and install complete packages to control environmental conditions, including LED lighting, CO2 delivery and hydration – all from a single user-friendly control display unit.

Energy control

Our energy-efficient HVAC systems use cooling & heat-pump technology to minimise energy costs. Extensive experience of both the fresh produce and pharmaceutical industries enables us to deliver optimum atmospheric conditions at exactly the right time in the most energy-efficient way.


JD Cooling offers the following technological solutions to help maximise your vertical farming yields and profitability:

  • Close control temperature and humidity
  • High volume/low velocity air distribution
  • LED custom lighting
  • CO2 dosing
  • Variable nutrient hydroponics
  • Wastewater filtration and recycling
  • Full connectivity via LCD touch screen HMI for limitless adaptability and scheduling

What is vertical farming?

Vertical farming is a form of controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), involving modifications to the natural environment to optimise crop yield.

Usually housed in enclosed structures such as greenhouses, and utilising a series of stacked crop growing layers, these systems benefit from the precise control of atmospheric conditions, including temperature and humidity, to maximise plant growth.

LED light is used instead of sunlight to photosynthesise plants, while hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics also usually feature as an alternative to soil.

Why vertical farming?

Industrialisation, urbanisation and chemical degradation associated with traditional farming methods means that good quality arable farmland is in decline at time when a growing population requires greater food production – vertical farming enables growers to produce consistently high yields of food anywhere and at any time of year without relying on dwindling natural resources.

Other benefits include

  • Ability to grow a greater variety of crops
  • More stable yield due to greater protection from adverse weather, animals and invasive plant species (less wastage)
  • Less land space required than traditional farming to produce more food per square metre
  • Ability to position sites close to urban populations, reducing transportation costs and environmental impact
  • Reduced reliance on food imports
  • Shorter supply chains
  • Lower emissions
  • Up to 90% less water used than in traditional farming (Birkby, 2016)

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