Episode 86: Controlling Environmental Conditions to Maximize Plant Health with Dr. Greenhouse
Dr. Nadia Sabeh (A.K.A. “Dr. Greenhouse”) is President and Founder of Dr. Greenhouse, Inc., an agricultural and mechanical engineering firm located in Sacramento, CA that specializes in the design of HVAC systems for indoor plant environments. She is considered the subject matter expert in the field of controlled environment agriculture (CEA).
Dr. Sabeh first became interested in CEA as an undergraduate, while working on a small shiitake and oyster mushroom farm in southern Idaho. For over 20 years, Dr. Sabeh has dedicated her education and career to helping farmers control their environments, allowing them to grow crops indoors, in greenhouses and in facilities that would otherwise be impossible or impractical to do so. She and her team have designed HVAC systems for facilities growing leafy greens, strawberries, cannabis, and vine crops all over the world. Dr. Greenhouse, Inc. has consulted on over 100 projects.
Dr. Sabeh has her PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) and is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. She currently serves as Chair of the ASABE/ASHRAE co-sponsored committee responsible for developing the standard “HVAC for Indoor Plant Environments without Sunlight,” is the Chair of ASHRAE’s Plant and Animal Environments Technical Committee, serves on the HVAC Advisory Committee for the Resource Innovation Institute, and is actively engaged in academic and industry research.