broiler housesPoultry growing operations have significant energy requirements for heating, ventilation and lighting today's large, enclosed structures. There are opportunities to lower energy costs through a combination of conservation, efficiency and renewable energy practices. Because each operation is unique, the costs and benefits of these energy enhancement measures will vary. 

UT Extension may be able to provide energy assessments to help growers start realizing savings and develop a plan of action that takes advantage of energy improvement funding opportunities for energy efficient lighting upgrades, ventilation improvements and renewable energy projects.