First-of-its-kind North American Ultra-Clima greenhouse controlled by advanced Argus system

For Houweling, Argus Controls was the preferred developer of the greenhouse control system

UTAH, United States, November 19, 2015 – Casey Houweling, owner of Houweling’s Tomatoes, recently built a patented Ultra-Clima greenhouse that may produce the U.S’s most sustainable tomato. Connected to PacifiCorp’s Rock Mountain Power Plant, this revolutionary greenhouse will transform normally wasted flue gas from the plant into low-grade residual heat and unlimited CO2 to produce tomatoes year-round.

For such a complex project, a standard greenhouse control system could not meet the project’s operational requirements. Houweling employed the services of Argus Controls to create a tailor-made system to control the entire operation. Houweling; “Their team is extremely flexible. The fact that they are based in North America made them able to achieve results over a relatively short time. What we could probably do in six weeks with Argus, would take us six months to a year to get done with an European supplier.”

Click here to view the full article by Boy de Nijs at, “Is Casey Houweling going to produce the U.S.’s most sustainable tomato?”

About Argus Controls

A wholly owned subsidiary of Conviron and based in Surrey, BC, Canada, Argus is the North American leader in the design and supply of advanced automated monitoring and control systems for the horticulture, aquaculture and biotechnology industries. Our clients include universities, agriculture biotech companies, government agencies and commercial growers.

About Conviron

Conviron is the world’s largest designer and supplier of plant growth chambers and rooms. Our products are used by leading universities, government agencies and agricultural biotech companies around the globe to solve many of today’s challenges in food production and safety. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, the company employs a global sales, service and distribution network with offices in the US, Europe, Australia and China.

For more information, contact:

Argus Control Systems Ltd
Yurij Duda
General Manager
P 604.538.3531