Sustainability & Innovation

Sustainability & Innovation

COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

At Bayview Flowers we are proud to grow our plants using innovative and environmentally sustainable methods. We care about the world we live in, and therefore are continuously developing business practices and utilizing new technologies that help us reduce/re-use waste and generate renewable energy.

of waste diverted from landfills yearly

%

of water from recycled sources

KWH of renewably sourced electricity generated annually

ANAEROBIC DIGESTION SYSTEM

Bayview’s anaerobic digestion system uses fermentation to convert organic waste matter into biogas, which is used as a renewable, carbon-neutral fuel source to generate useful heat and electricity for our greenhouses. Unlike fossil fuels, biogas doesn’t require as much energy to produce or distribute. It also helps mitigate methane emissions, because technological advancements permit anaerobic digesters to receive waste streams with higher levels of physical impurities that would normally go into landfills. At the same time, the by-product of this process (digestate) becomes nutrient-rich and suitable for re-use as an organic fertilizer. Bayview generates 6500 m3 of nutrient rich fertilizer—enough to provide nutrients for about 500 acres of land.


Bayview’s digestion system is unique in that it is the first example which utilizes thermophilic digestion to produce higher levels of biogas and simultaneously pasteurizes the digestate for its safe handling. Our facility is a regulated mixed anaerobic digestion facility operating under OMAFRA rules in the Nutrient Management Regulation.

INNOVATIVE AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY

Bayview Flowers continuously strives to be an industry leader in the use of automation technology. In 2016, we installed the first 2D-shuttle system in North America in our greenhouse. With this system 12,000m² of growing area are automated by shuttles, which connect the growing area to the work area and facilitate crop rotation.

In 2023 we expanded our warehouse. This expansion included a robotic picking system, which expedites the flow of hard goods in and out of our warehouse. It also increased the size of our post-production and distribution areas, to help better serve our customers.

BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL

Our greenhouse pest control is principally managed by biological controls through a practice known as integrated pest management (IPM). This means natural predatory insects are released into the growing environment to combat plant destroying insects. By using these natural forms of pest control we can maintain a high level of plant quality and crop health, while preserving the environment and keeping our commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly farming.

RECYCLED WATERING SYSTEM

95% of our greenhouse irrigation is drawn from natural rainwater. A 250,000-gallon pond and 653,557-gallon cistern collect rainwater from the roof, which is then filtered and recycled back into our watering system. Greenhouse water which contains fertilizer is collected, treated, and reused using a closed loop system. This system allows us to use less water and fewer added micro-nutrients without sacrificing quality.

SOLAR ENERGY

In 2014, we fully implemented a 250 kilowatt solar energy system by installing 1200 solar panels. Since its installation, the system has generated thousands of kilowatts. As of February, 2016 the energy generated by this system equated to about 300,000,000 batteries or approximately 800,000 km travelled by a car. This project is another way in which we support Green Energy initiatives.

GOING ELECTRIC

As part of our commitment to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, we are proud to embrace the future of sustainable transportation by offering electric vehicle charging stations for our customers, staff, and guests. In our warehouse, electric towmotors and pallet trucks are used for picking and loading, further reducing our carbon footprint.

REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE

Sustainable design is essential to our brand and part of our commitment to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner. Wherever possible, our grow pots and packaging materials are made from recyclable and recycled materials made from post-consumer content saved from landfills.

ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
SYSTEM

Bayview’s anaerobic digestion system uses fermentation to convert organic waste matter into biogas, which is used as a renewable, carbon-neutral fuel source to generate useful heat and electricity for our greenhouses. Unlike fossil fuels, biogas doesn’t require as much energy to produce or distribute. It also helps mitigate methane emissions, because technological advancements permit anaerobic digesters to receive waste streams with higher levels of physical impurities that would normally go into landfills. At the same time, the by-product of this process (digestate) becomes nutrient-rich and suitable for re-use as an organic fertilizer. Bayview generates 6500 m3 of nutrient rich fertilizer—enough to provide nutrients for about 500 acres of land.


Bayview’s digestion system is unique in that it is the first example which utilizes thermophilic digestion to produce higher levels of biogas and simultaneously pasteurizes the digestate for its safe handling. Our facility is a regulated mixed anaerobic digestion facility operating under OMAFRA rules in the Nutrient Management Regulation.

INNOVATIVE AUTOMATION
TECHNOLOGY

Bayview Flowers continuously strives to be an industry leader in the use of automation technology. In 2016, we installed the first 2D-shuttle system in North America in our greenhouse. With this system 12,000m² of growing area are automated by shuttles, which connect the growing area to the work area and facilitate crop rotation.

In 2023 we expanded our warehouse. This expansion included a robotic picking system, which expedites the flow of hard goods in and out of our warehouse. It also increased the size of our post-production and distribution areas, to help better serve our customers.

BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL

Our greenhouse pest control is principally managed by biological controls through a practice known as integrated pest management (IPM). This means natural predatory insects are released into the growing environment to combat plant destroying insects. By using these natural forms of pest control we can maintain a high level of plant quality and crop health, while preserving the environment and keeping our commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly farming.

RECYCLYED RAINWATER COLLECTION

95% of our greenhouse irrigation is drawn from natural rainwater. A 250,000 gallon pond and 653,557 gallon cistern collect rainwater from the roof, which is then filtered and recycled back into our watering system. Greenhouse water which contains fertilizer is collected, treated, and reused using a closed loop system. This system allows us to use less water and fewer added micro-nutrients without sacrificing quality.

SOLAR ENERGY

In 2014, we fully implemented a 250 kilowatt solar energy system by installing 1200 solar panels. Since its installation, the system has generated thousands of kilowatts. As of February, 2016 the energy generated by this system equated to about 300,000,000 batteries or approximately 800,000 km travelled by a car. This project is another way in which we support Green Energy initiatives.

GOING ELECTRIC

As part of our commitment to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, we are proud to embrace the future of sustainable transportation by offering electric vehicle charging stations for our customers, staff, and guests. In our warehouse, electric towmotors and pallet trucks are used for picking and loading, further reducing our carbon footprint.

REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE

Sustainable design is essential to our brand and part of our commitment to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner. Wherever possible, our grow pots and packaging materials are made from recyclable and recycled materials made from post-consumer content saved from landfills.

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