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The Dutch environmental performance

The Dutch environmental performance

  • Double-glazed roofs allow for the retention of heat.
  • Light modular steel frames allow for expansion.
  • Some operators make use of the CO2 from a local oil refinery to aid plant growth.
  • LED lights allow for plants to continue growing throughout the night. This takes into account the Dutch legislation that states that 98% of electric lighting must be contained within the greenhouses.

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