Warehouse Aquaponics with Portable Farms®? Yes, Here’s How . . .
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis
We cracked the code so you make money faster and easier and with LOWER ELECTRICAL COSTS to increase your ROI for warehouse aquaponics! You’re welcome.
Those huge empty warehouses seem to be begging to be repurposed again in some productive and sustainable way. The enclosed space runs from tens of thousands to millions of square feet of usable space. There must be some way to turn that empty space into a money maker.
How about making this available warehouse space into a huge aquaponics setup using some special grow lights to grow plants? It sounds so reasonable and straightforward. Every week PFAS LLC receives requests from all over the world from those interested in making use of abandoned warehouses in their area. They dream of converting the interior space of warehouses into a high-intensity food production facility to grow, sell and distribute food locally and make lots of money.
Below is the process that nearly all warehouses must go through in order to be ready for Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems:
- Obtain the use of the building through leasing or purchase or whatever means of legal transfer is required to secure the right to use the space.
- Obtain the necessary permits to make changes to the electrical, HVAC, surface water diversion, sewage hook ups and security systems. This may also require a zoning change.
- Permission from Fish and Wildlife Department in the local jurisdiction.
- Permission from the electrical utility to ‘up the load coverage’ to keep the grow lights on.
- A thorough cleaning. Steam cleaning and even sand blasting walls and floors may be necessary to make the space clean and usable for growing plants and fish.
- Painting all surfaces and using an epoxy coating on the floors.
- Replacing or updating the entire HVAC system.
- Installing an effective grow light system first before installing the aquaponics’ Modules.