Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.

Energy Apron Prototype (Greenhouse)


Energy Apron Phase II, as originally designed includes a 10,000 sqft small-scale greenhouse prototype incorporating the present guest rooms. The first construction phase consists of one-third (3,400 sqft section that includes two bays 22' wide and 76' long) of the proposed prototype. The project is currently on hold, pending the reassessment of the design and operational issues.


The Goals of this phase are to gain testing and research opportunities for sustainable technologies, climate controled agricultural systems and renewable energy systems, while increasing the capacity for on-site food production.

The Construction of the project is currently on hold, pending the reevaluation of the design and operational issues.  The greenhouse terraces were completed with the generous contributions of local industries, providing professional and in-kind donations. The project team that consists of workshoppers, volunteers, interns, and dedicated planning and construction staff, has been the driving force of the project. Please see the ARCONEWS blog for the project progress.

  Energy Apron Construction  DONATE to the Greenhouse Fund

The foundation's 501(c)(3) status may make your donation tax dedactible.

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If you would rather call in, mail your check, or have any questions about payment methods, please address to:

Cosanti Foundation (check made payable to)
Attn: Accounting Department
Arcosanti, HC74, Box 4136, Mayer AZ 86333
928.632.6231
or accounting [at] arcosanti [dot] org
Greenhouse Development Fund. Support our efforts to prototype the Energy Apron that will give us testing and research opportunities for climate controled agricultural systems and renewable energy systems, while increasing the capacity for local food production.

For questions about the Energy Apron prototype and how you could support this project, please contact:

         Development Office
         tel: 928.632.6230
         email: development [at] arcosanti [dot] org