Our state of the art greenhouses sustainably grow premium quality, pesticide-free produce, year round.
Our flagship greenhouse built in 2010 is the first commercial scale rooftop greenhouse in the United States. The rooftop greenhouse, designed, built, owned and operated by Gotham Greens measures over 15,000 ft2 and annually produces over 100 tons of fresh leafy greens.
All products are grown using recirculating irrigation systems that capture all water for re-use and are free of any harmful chemical pesticides, insecticides or herbicides. We employ integrated pest management solutions, including biological controls such as using beneficial insects to prey on harmful pests. Electrical demands are offset by 60kW of on site solar PV panels and high efficiency design features including, LED lighting, advanced glazing, passive ventilation, and thermal curtains, sharply reduce electrical and heating demand. Rooftop integration further reduces energy use while serving to insulate the building below.
Gowanus, Brooklyn @ Whole Foods Market
Gotham Greens’ second greenhouse facility was built in 2013 in Gowanus, Brooklyn, on the roof of Whole Foods Market’s first ever Brooklyn store. The rooftop greenhouse, designed, built, owned and operated by Gotham Greens, measures over 20,000 ft2 and will grow over 200 tons of fresh leafy greens and tomatoes each year. Recirculating irrigation systems that capture water for re-use and all products are free of any harmful chemical pesticides, insecticides or herbicides.
This groundbreaking project represents the first commercial scale greenhouse farm integrated into a supermarket. Gotham Greens was approached by Whole Foods Market based on its experience and expertise in urban agriculture as well as its dedication to growing the highest quality produce with strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. The partnership with Whole Foods Market was a perfect match for Gotham Greens based on the retailers’ unparalleled leadership and commitment to promoting local, healthy and sustainably produced food.
Perhaps the most ecologically advanced supermarket in the country, the innovative project also features a 157kW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant and a 325kW solar PV system located in the parking lot. Amongst other features, both the greenhouse and supermarket implement a high efficiency, zero ozone depletion, HFC-free commercial refrigeration system representing the first HFC-free supermarket store in the United States. Rainwater collection is used for on site irrigation and sink/drain water from the building is treated and reused for toilet flushing. Gotham Greens and Whole Foods Market are thrilled with the project’s capacity to exhibit and educate the public regarding the latest technologies in local food production, sustainable energy, water conservation and re-use.
Gotham Greens’ third commercial scale rooftop greenhouse, measuring over 60,000 ft2 is scheduled to begin crop production
Gotham Greens is actively developing new greenhouse projects in New York and beyond. If you’re a real estate owner, developer, retailer, distributor or architect interested in urban greenhouse development in your city, please feel free to contact us.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Gotham Greens is involved in urban agriculture projects in cities across the United States and internationally. For new project development, contact us.
© 2014 Gotham Greens | Produced by Gotham Greens Farms LLC