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Sustainable Approach



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Sustainable Approach



SPACE ACTIVATION

Our team works with leading technologists to design the ideal configuration of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) growing technology to bring life to the interactive user experience of any urban development. Using functional principles like building integrated vertical growing, and design thinking, we merge interactive spaces with plant growth in a way that increases environmental efficiencies while invigorating aesthetic appeal. As our cities become more dense, it is vital to use urban space more efficiently.

We specialize in using Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). Hydroponics is a soil-less growing method that allows the cultivation of plants using recirculated filtered water and organic nutrient inputs. CEA is an ideal application for complex urban environments, as it leverages technology and biological processes to maximize resource efficiencies.

Filtration and Storm Water Management are also key components of our growing configurations. Compared to the harmful chemical and grey water runoff created by industrial farming and urban pollution, we have no runoff and use no pesticides / harmful chemicals.

AGRITECH

  We regulate energy usage and optimizes our growing environment using Arduino sensors and data computing. Using small sensors we continuously monitor key data points, such as temperature, humidity, pH, and nutrient levels, to maintain the ideal growing environment.

 

We regulate energy usage and optimizes our growing environment using Arduino sensors and data computing. Using small sensors we continuously monitor key data points, such as temperature, humidity, pH, and nutrient levels, to maintain the ideal growing environment.

PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABILITY

Integral to our mission, is pushing the boundaries on sustainable innovations we strive to eliminate waste and build towards a closed-loop ecosystem. We will begin using commercially proven, financially viable technology, however, we will use our food and agritech innovation labs to test and develop new processes.

Sustainable Energy

There are a number of sustainable energy sources UP is exploring, such as solar, wind, anaerobic digestion, and geothermal energy. The ultimate goal is to produce all of the energy our ecosystems consume, so that our developments are net neutral. Self-reliance is key for food security.