Dr. Nadia Sabeh (A.K.A. “Dr. Greenhouse”) is President and Founder of Dr. Greenhouse, Inc., an agricultural and mechanical engineering firm that specializes in the design of HVAC systems for indoor plant environments. She currently serves as the Chair of a new American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers co-sponsored committee that is developing the standard “HVAC for Indoor Plant Environments Without Sunlight.”
Recently, Cannabis Conference Senior Digital Editor Melissa Schiller spoke with Sabeh about greenhouse design in the cannabis and hemp spaces. You can read the full interview here.
Cannabis Conference: What do you hope attendees will bring back to their business from your session at Cannabis Conference 2020?
Nadia Sabeh: I hope that growers come back with at least one or two takeaways that they can apply immediately when they get back to their facility or back to their design team or back to their grower. [I hope] they can say, “Hey, have we thought about this? What are we doing with lighting? What are we doing with the irrigation system? Can we reuse the sensors and control system? Do we need to find new ones because these are out of calibration? Do our exhaust fans actually pull the amount of air that it says right there on the side of the fan box?” I really want attendees to go back asking those questions, and [to] look at the properties and the greenhouses that they’re considering [purchasing] and [renovating], to think about it with a different perspective and make more informed decisions about that investment.