Green roof captures water for peppers

Collecting rainwater from the roof to water the garden is a common practice for homeowners in Delta.

At Sunnybay Greenhouses on Ladner Trunk Road, which grows 12 hectares of peppers, they are taking this practice to a whole new level.

“Basically our greenhouse is one large green roof system,” states owner Jos Moerman.

The roof system is designed to capture water from both the inside and the outside of the roof. From the outside, rainwater is collected by aluminum gutters. From the inside, water transpired by the crop condenses on the glass.

“This water trickles down the inside surface of the glass roof into the gutter through specially designed slits,” explains Moerman.

– Read full article at The Delta Optimist

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