Design online your greenhouse project with a simulation software

A greenhouse simulation software helps you to design an energy efficient greenhouse with an optimal inner climate.

You can simulate online any horticultural greenhouse project all over the world with our greenhouse design software:

  • inner climate on hourly basis during a typical year,
  • energy consumption : heating, dehumidification, lighting, cooling…

Hortinergy is an online paid software. You can choose your offer, create an account and then start your project.

Design your greenhouse project

Example of indoor climate in a semiclosed greenhouse with Hortinergy greenhouse simulation software
You can with this greenhouse simulation software:

  • Model the inner climate (temperature, humidity) like a virtual greenhouse.
  • Calculate energy consumption and expenditures: heating, cooling, lighting, dehumidification…
  • The model includes specific greenhouse parameters: transparent cover, crop transpiration, equipment, heating system, climate settings…
  • Hortinergy integrates modern technologies such as semi-closed greenhouses, closed greenhouse, active ventilation, assimilation lighting
  • You can model new projet as well as existing greenhouse.
Monthly heating consumption with Hortinergy

Outputs of the greenhouse simulator

  • Greenhouse energy consumption for heating, dehumidification and cooling on an hourly, daily, monthly and yearly basis
  • Inner climate modelling (temperature, humidity) on an hourly basis like a virtual greenhouse,
  • Consumption of the primary and secondary heating system and heat load-duration curve
  • Equipment sizing
  • Comparison of the solutions (annual, monthly basis)

Inputs of the greenhouse design app

  • GPS coordinates of the greenhouse for the weather file
  • Greenhouse covering with dimensions, materials and screens
  • Desired internal climate settings (temperature, humidity, water deficit
  • Type of crop: tomato, cannabis, lettuce, strawberry…)
  • Type of greenhouse (standard, semi-closed, active ventilation, closed)
  • Heating, cooling and lighting equipment
  • Greenhouse energy production and storage equipment
  • Climate control settings:  temperature and humidity during day/night periods, screens..
Analyse in a few minutes the energy consumption and indoor climate of your project with our greenhouse design app.
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Methodology and reliability of the greenhouse simulator

General methodology
Design energy efficient greenhouse and model climate with Hortinergy

Different steps in the greenhouse simulation software

Algorithms  of the greenhouse calculator are complex.  Therefore our servers need approximately 20 minutes to  perform calculation to simulate your greenhouse. Then they send the reports.

Greenhouse energy horticultural greenhouse

The climate modelling and energy consumption calculations are performed using proven algorithms. The 10% accuracy has been validated through measurement campaigns carried out at French Interprofessional Technical Centre for Fruit and Vegetables (CTIFL); Institute of Horticulture Technology (RATHO/ASTREDHOR) and Wageningen University (WUR) in Mediterranean, ocean and semi-continental climates in conventional and semi-closed greenhouses.

Hortinergy, our greenhouse simulation software, was developed by Agrithermic in partnership with the CTIFL (French Interprofessional Technical Centre for Fruit and Vegetables) and RATHO/ASTREDHOR (Institute of Horticulture Technology), the Agro-Campus Ouest University and the Center for Professional Training and Agricultural Promotion (CFPPA) in La Cote Saint André.

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What happens to my data in the greenhouse design software?

You are the owner of your data in all circumstances. We only use your data to simulate your greenhouse project. They are not communicated to third parties or reused in our calculations or for any other purpose.

Your data are stored for 1 year in a secured server of the greenhouse design software  then they are deleted. You keep your hand on it: if you ask for it we can delete all your data anytime.