September 9, 2012
VIDEO: Vertical farm grows on top level of downtown Vancouver parking lot
Alterrus Systems is installing North America’s first Verticorp vertical farming system in the middle of downtown Vancouver.
The firm is installing a 6,000 square foot greenhouse on the top floor of an underused five-storey parking lot.
Alterrus CEO Christopher Ng spoke with the Journal of Commerce about the challenges and advantages of building a greenhouse in an urban environment, as well as the steps needed to adapt to uneven but paved ground and factors such as wind resistance.
The greenhouse uses technology from Verticorp which suspends plants from a conveyor system. Once the greenhouse is up and running, it will be able to supply between 150,000 and 200,000 pounds of leafy greens per year.
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week was launched on May 6 in British Columbia with an event held in North Vancouver featuring many different safety organizations, equipment providers and demonstrations of proper safety procedures.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of May 20th, 2013.
Edmonton has traditionally been dominated by car traffic, but recently efforts have been made to improve the city transit system and, through transit-oriented development, to create neighbourhoods and destinations that are integrated with transit.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of May 13th, 2013.
The City of Calgary's ambitious Airport Trail Tunnel project is a 620 metre tunnel that will run under the new Calgary International Airport runway and will extend Airport Trail from Barlow Trail to 36 Street N.E.