Welcome to GLASE!

The future of greenhouse technology.

​Next Generation Greenhouse Technology

We work at the leading edge of LED systems engineering, plant photobiology,  plant physiology, and greenhouse environmental controls. Our goal is to develop, transfer and implement energy-efficient CEA lighting systems to reduce your operational costs and lower your carbon footprint. This means increased profitability without compromise. Join GLASE and become part of the first horticultural lighting technology hub.

​What You Get

Industry Members get immediate access to GLASE’s latest technology, reduced rates to events, and direct access to members of the GLASE research team. Other benefits include:

  • Preferential licensing rights to GLASE-developed intellectual property.
  • Advanced notice of newly developed GLASE technologies.
  • Access to GLASE researchers at Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Opportunities to network with suppliers, growers, and customers at GLASE-run events.
  • Appointment of one person to the GLASE Industrial Advisory Board (IAB).
  • Attendance at quarterly IAB meetings for updates on research and accomplishments and input into future research priorities.
  • Reduced registration fees to GLASE events, educational programs, short courses, workshops, and training.

​What We're Working On

  1. Advanced energy-efficient lighting and control systems. We are developing an integrated approach to managing light, shade, and CO2 enrichment to optimize crop production
  2. Design high-efficiency, dynamic LED systems. We are working on advanced LED package design, improved LED fixture systems, and better lighting control platforms.
  3. Optimize lighting solutions. We are pinpointing spectral combinations and intensities to optimize crop growth and plant nutritional content maximizing biological efficacy.
  4. Measure energy efficiency. We are guiding development of standardized metrics and testing protocols for horticultural lamps to increase end-user adoption of energy-effective lighting solutions.
  5. Model energy use in CEA. By understanding energy processes in greenhouses and plant factories, we can design and test in silico strategies for improved system performance.
  6. Conduct pilot studies. We are putting theory into practice, conducting small-scale pilots of our technology under real-world conditions.

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