Geothermal Greenhouses: Exploring the Potential

By: Victorian Smart, NCAT Energy Program Assistant; Danielle Miska, NCAT Energy Engineer; and Katie Simpson-Johnson, Energy Corps
Published November 2021


This publication provides basic information on geothermal energy technology and its potential in greenhouses. It explains how geothermal heating and cooling systems may expand the features of a growing structure while maintaining minimal energy usage. This publication discusses active and passive ground-source geothermal energy systems and provides design examples for passive system design suited to agricultural operations.

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