Cold Climate Greenhouse

An innovative Cold Climate Greenhouse facility designed and constructed in collaboration with Eskasoni First Nation community.


New Dawn Enterprises, in collaboration with Eskasoni First Nation community, designed and constructed an innovative 1,800-square-foot Cold Climate Greenhouse facility in Sydney River, Cape Breton.

Part of the innovation of the design is derived from a newly developed infrared heating system that will mean:

  1. Significant energy cost savings and efficiencies;
  2. A longer local growing season so as to enhance local food production; and
  3. Improved produce affordability, quality and nutrition.

In 2019, New Dawn donated its experimental cold-climate greenhouse to Cape Breton University’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment.

Alongside research and development of their own, the Verschuren Centre will grow leafy greens that will be donated to New Dawn’s Better Bite Community Kitchen for its Meals on Wheels program.