Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we are truly interested in our industry and are always exploring innovative, new roofing ideas and projects. This week we discovered an amazing project dating back to 2011 in which a company from Montreal, Quebec, Canada grew their very first vegetables from the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse! Today, they are able to feed 2,000 daily with the fresh vegetables harvested locally in their groundbreaking rooftop hunger solution.
The Project, titled Lufa Farms, was established with a simple goal in mind: “Grow food where people live and grow it more sustainably.” This was the guiding mentality for CEO Mohamed Hage as well as the realization that for most, rooftops are an ignored space for the most part. The company’s dedication to sustainability in the field of agriculture reaches far and wide in their operations. Mohamed and his team at Lufa Farms recycle water, minimize energy use, and grow all food without the use of pesticides or other chemical plates. This ensures that the community receives fresh food
that is also harmless and healthy for their bodies. The company’s success in sustainability is exemplified daily as their food is transported directly from farm to plate in a matter of hours. This scheme also ensures that no food goes to waste, a country wide problem here in the United States. Lufa Farms dedicated 4 years to developing the sophisticated software and growing technologies utilized on their farms. Their entire greenhouse, built from galvanized steel, aluminum, and glass, is managed entirely by their own software. The fresh vegetables that this project produces are distributed to customers without ever being placed inside a fridge. They are then delivered to drop points around the city, such as café’s and restaurants, for less than $15 a day! Wow! What an incredible vision with fruition that will influence an entire community in a remarkable way!
Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we love reading about inspirational feats in our industry! This was an amazing read and we are stunned at the hard effort put into such a worthy cause! We have been in this business for over 13 years and truly believe in the assurance that a good roof can provide. Lufa Farms took this one step further with their sustainable roof farming solution. Here, we specialize in residential and commercial roofing solutions. We are committed to happy customers who receive exactly the end product they were looking for, every time. Call us today and set up a completely free estimate Puget Sound! We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services, contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today! fill out our free estimate form or call us at 253-445-8950.