Passive Greenhouse Container Prototype

This modified shipping container, dubbed the PasCon 1, was designed and fabricated in-house to provide an all-season secure growing environment for a community centre in Toronto. Large glazing, thermal mass and passive ventilation features work together with supplemental heaters and fans to maintain favourable growing conditions.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: January 2018

Client: Scadding Court Community Centre

Scope: 320 sq. ft. modified shipping container

Services: Design and Technical, Building Science, General Contracting, Installation and Fabrication, Training