What is greenhouse?

  • (noun): A building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions.
    Synonyms: nursery, glasshouse
    See also — Additional definitions below


A greenhouse (also called a glasshouse) is a building in which plants are grown. These structures range in size from small sheds to industrial-sized buildings. A miniature greenhouse is known as a cold frame.

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Clean Air Act (United States) - Application To Greenhouse Gas Emissions
... EPA began regulating greenhouse gases (GHGs) from mobile and stationary sources of air pollution under the Clean Air Act for the first time on January 2, 2011 ... See Regulation of Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act ... Below is a table for the sources of greenhouse gases, taken from data in 2008 ...
Solar Radiation Management
... They would not reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, and thus do not address problems such as ocean acidification caused by these gases ... By comparison, other geoengineering techniques based on greenhouse gas remediation, such as ocean iron fertilization, need to sequester the anthropogenic carbon excess before they can arrest global ... projects can therefore be used as a geoengineering 'quick fix' while levels of greenhouse gases can be brought under control by greenhouse gas remediation techniques ...
Greenhouse Manufacturers
... Corporation in 1989, which continues to manufacture Lord Burnham brand greenhouses and solariums ...
Seawater Greenhouse - History
... The seawater greenhouse concept was first researched and developed in 1991 by Charlie Paton's company Light Works Ltd, now Seawater Greenhouse Ltd ... A prototype seawater greenhouse was assembled in the UK and constructed on the site in Tenerife ... was first tested and validated through a second seawater greenhouse that was constructed on Al-Aryam Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2000 ...
La Serre Amazonienne
... La Serre Amazonienne is a tropical greenhouse representing the Amazon environment ... The greenhouse opened in 2007 as part of the Montpellier Zoo with a footprint of about 2,600 m2 ... The greenhouse now contains more than 500 animals and 8,000 plants representing 300 species ...

More definitions of "greenhouse":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect.
    Example: "Greehouse gases"

Famous quotes containing the word greenhouse:

    There is not enough exercise in this way of life. I try to make up by active gymnastics before I dress when I get up, by walking rapidly in the lower hall and the greenhouse after each meal for perhaps five to ten minutes, and a good hand rubbing before going to bed. I eat moderately; drink one cup of coffee at breakfast and one cup of tea at lunch and no other stimulant. My health is now, and usually, excellent.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)