Dr. Nadia Sabeh (aka. “Dr. Greenhouse”) specializes in HVAC and climate control for indoor food production systems. In 2007, she received her PhD in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC). Her research focused on ventilation and evaporative cooling systems for tomato production greenhouses, with the goals of reducing water and energy use while optimizing climate control.
As a Masters student at the Pennsylvania State University, Nadia tested ventilation schemes for the uniform distribution of conditioned air in commercial mushroom production houses. Nadia received her B.S. from the University of California-Davis, where her love for controlled environment agriculture began as an intern on a shiitake mushroom farm in southern Idaho. Dr. Sabeh works as a licensed Mechanical Engineer in Sacramento, CA, where she designs HVAC systems and performs energy use simulations for LEED-certified buildings.
Topic: Climate Management: HVAC Requirements (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)