A 93,500 square foot Chicago meatpacking plant is undergoing a transformation into a net-zero waste and energy center for food production that will include hydroponic farms, indoor fish farms, a mushroom garden, a beer brewery, and more. You can read about (or watch a video) about how the owners are planning to pull it off in Chicago.
The idea of converting massive wear houses into net-zero waste and energy center for food production facilities is a very hot trend in sustainable living. Just last week it was announced that an old Navy warehouse in Sunset Park Brooklyn will be home to a hydroponic greenhouse of up to 100,000 square feet. The developer says it will be the largest such greenhouse in the country.
Here is a look at the Chicago meatpacking plant under transformation.
The full sustainable hydroponic farm.
The Plant’s exterior.
The Plant’s mushroom far.
The Plant’s hydroponics garden.
A tilapia tank in The Plant’s fish farm.
Here are tanks and filters in The Plant’s fish farm.
The Plant’s roof.
Here’s the future home of The Plant’s aquaponics garden.
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