Nov 11, 2021
ASABE announces new standard for indoor plant growth

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has jointly published a new standard in cooperation with ASHRAE.

ANSI/ASABE/ASHRAE EP653 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) for Indoor Plant Environments without Sunlight, provides recommendations and guidelines for developing and maintaining optimum control for indoor growth environments. The guidelines are applicable to a wide variety of plants.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text of the standard by electronic download in about six weeks. Location for the download is on the ASABE online Technical Library at: elibrary.asabe.org. Others can obtain a download for a fee directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters at [email protected].

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards-developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 280 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute.

For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, [email protected] A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/projects.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing [email protected] or visiting www.asabe.org/.




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