College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Andrew Kline, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This project aims to create a business model and construction estimate in order to assess the viability of upgrading from conventional farming to a high-tech sustainable greenhouse. For the intended purposes this paper will make the assumption that a farmer that already owns their own land could use this as a guideline for what they could expect from a high-tech greenhouse in terms of both profits and expenses. Between my business plan, and my partners BIM model, we aim to make visualizing what a high –tech sustainable greenhouse could look like for a prospective farmer. The papers results are based on how this system would perform in a Southern California Climate Zone, but modifications could be made to adjust the numbers to any other climate zone. Visiting greenhouses of local farmers helped us in our design, and business plan calculations. The costs and benefits of a sustainable high-tech greenhouse are compiled to come to a ROI on the greenhouse investment. My partner Miguel created a BIM model, estimate, and construction schedule to go along with my business plan to create a realistic business proposal, that could be potentially be useful for farmers and investors alike.

Poster Board Final.pdf (991 kB)
Poster Board