Established in 2014 and based in Portland, ArchSolar provided the greenhouse structure, energy curtain, and grow lights for our facility. Even before the company was established, founder Tony Kieffer has been a collaborator and consultant to Canopy Farms from the beginning.
As the architect for this unique project, DM/A has worked closely with the other partners to design an environmentally appropriate, aesthetically-pleasing building grounded on functionality for the businesses it houses. Located in Bath, they believe that a well thought-out and common sense approach to a design project can create beautiful architecture.
Founded in 1988, PM Construction specializes in commercial and retail construction, providing general contracting, design/build services, and construction management services. They have coordinated with the rest of our team to bring the design of our rooftop farm from idea to reality.
As a full-service electrical and mechanical contracting firm, Spark’s mission is to help their clients create a more valuable and sustainable business through efficiency. They’ve helped integrate the HVAC and electrical systems of the greenhouse, kitchen, and retail spaces of the building that houses Canopy Farms to make sure the facility operates as a synergistic whole, not disparate parts.
Lincoln/Haney, established in 1984 and located in Brunswick, provided the structural engineering services we needed in order to put a composite arch greenhouse and thousands of gallons of water on the top story of our building.
MESAS runs the Sustainable Year Round Agriculture (SYRA) Cluster Initiative, a collaboration between agriculture, cleantech, and renewable energy industries to develop cost-effective heating, energy, and greenhouse systems for Maine’s year round farmers. Their network of growers, energy designers, tech developers, educators, food buyers, and more are coming together to test innovations in sustainable ag and invest in Maine’s farming future.
HCA is a free charter school with campuses in Brunswick and Harpswell, Maine. Their focus is on helping students find a pathway to productive, rewarding citizenship through project-based learning in their community. All HCA students must successfully complete internships, indicating workforce readiness, to graduate. Canopy Farms will be one of the community sites for HCA interns; we’re looking forward to collaborating on a robust workforce development program for aquaponics and sustainable agriculture technology in our state.