HEAT RETENTION CURTAINS AND SYSTEMS
ENERGY CURTAINS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Automatic and manual heat retention energy curtains are available from USGR on most existing and all new construction providing the greenhouse is a minimum of 800 sq ft. USGR is one of the original system developers for energy heat retention and energy shade systems including roll-up curtains dating from 1969. Our heat retention greenhouse system can be engineers as both shade system and heat retention system. We have many different types of material that are used for energy heat retention systems that can also be used for shade systems, both solid and open material. Heat retention systems can be installed as either gutter to gutter systems, or what we call slope-flat-slope systems that follow the contour of the roof. The heat retention systems used in greenhouses greatly reduce energy cost forming a barrier between the crop and the covering. Demand for heat retention systems grows annually and is becoming essential in many climates of the world to reduce fuel consumption, reduce energy costs, paying for themselves very often in less than 15 to 18 months.
Energy curtains used for heat retention are a valuable asset to all growers where energy costs for fuel are high and these energy curtains should be considered in initial greenhouse construction and expansion.