Controlled Environment Agriculture

What is CEA?

Controlled environment agriculture  (CEA) is the process of growing plants inside a greenhouse or grow room. The controlled environment allows the grower to maintain the proper light, carbon dioxide, temperature, humidity, water, pH levels, and nutrients to produce crops year-round.In many cases, hydroponic growing systems are used for controlled environment agriculture to ensure that the plants receive optimal nutrients and water needed to produce an ample crop. The entire process of controlled environment agriculture focuses on making the most of space, labor, water, energy, nutrients, and capital to operate while still producing a bountiful harvest.


At CEAF we realize that for many, leasing a customized space is a comprehensive business strategy saving valuable capital. Most companies would find it difficult to invest so much capital in the building, rather than back into the business, where they are sure to receive a better return on investment.