We’re transforming greenhouse lighting and systems management

We work at the intersection of energy efficiency and crop yield to produce products that save you money while lowering your carbon footprint.

Our Approach

The public-private GLASE Consortium merges leading-edge academic research with the marketplace expertise of industry practitioners. GLASE partners are CEA growers, horticulturists, produce buyers, plant physiologists, lighting manufacturers, and agriculture engineers—all committed to pioneering and commercializing breakthrough greenhouse technology.

Our Work

We develop advanced greenhouse lighting and control systems that are tailored to the needs of specific greenhouse and indoors cultivated crops. Our work extends to all areas of the CEA lighting environment, integrating advances in LED light engineering, carbon dioxide enrichment, and lighting control systems.

Our History

GLASE—the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering Consortium—was established in 2017 by Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. GLASE is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and by industry partners.

Your Benefits

All GLASE Members get immediate access to all webinars, technical bulletins, workshops, and tools.

CEA and Industry Members receive free admission or discounts to all GLASE events and trainings, preferential access to GLASE’s latest technology, a say in research decisions, and direct access to members of the GLASE research team.

What We're Working On

  • Advancing energy-efficient lighting and control systems integrating light management, shade, and CO2 enrichment to optimize crop production
  • Designing high-efficiency, dynamic LED systems: package design, fixture systems, better lighting control platforms
  • Optimizing lighting solutions by pinpointing spectral combinations and intensities to optimize crop growth and plant nutritional content
  • Measuring energy efficiency: development of standardized metrics and testing protocols for horticultural lamps
  • Modeling energy use in greenhouses and plant factories to improve system performance
  • Conducting pilot studies of our technology under real-world conditions