Indoor Farm Sustainable Operations Assessment

The Center of Excellence offers a confidential and detailed technical survey to assess farm operations sustainability and efficiency.  Our IndoorAgScore (TM) assessment evaluates the use of energy, labor, materials, water and other inputs in consideration of production yields. We also assess other metrics such as job creation, waste management, and the efficiency of capital investment. A sample Sustainable Farm Operations Metrics report summary is provided here.

Indoor Farm Assessment Process

Value of Our Assessment

The assessment includes a complete listing of key performance indicators (KPI’s) in several areas of operational efficiency.

The results of the assessment will be of value to the farm’s senior management.

The assessment will also be of value to investors doing due diligence or reviewing the performance of companies in their portfolio.

As a bonus, all growers using our assessment process are eligible for consideration for our annual “Best in Class” awards upon request.

Primary Recipients

What Types Farms Can Benefit?

The service is designed for all indoor farm vertical growers, plant factories, aquaponics facilities and greenhouses.
We currently focus on the production of fresh food.

Greenhouse Growers

Indoor Vertical Farm Growers

Areas of Assessment

Growers receive feedback in the following areas

Use of Space

Use of Water

Use of Energy

Use of Labor

Job Creation


Waste Management

Capital Use Efficiency

Outcomes of the Assessment


Confidential Farm Metrics Report


Farm Ops Sustainability Benchmarks and Insights

How to Get Started

Contact Us to Begin Your Sustainable Ops Journey


Identify Key Records and Data

Complete Confidential Assessment

Receive Report with Metrics, Benchmarks and Insights

Get Started Now

Added Benefit: Recognition as a Best in Class Grower


All growers participating in this service, who are interested, are entered as candidates for our annual “Best in Class” awards, which recognizes grower excellence. Please go to our awards page for more information.


Next Steps in Building a Sustainable Farm Operation

Building a sustainable farm operation requires a management strategy that promotes learning and continuous process improvement:

  • Assess: Benchmark where you are today
  • Design: Develop a plan for improvement
  • Execute: Implement new designs
  • Review: Re-assess metrics and repeat process

In addition to assessment, the Center can assist with re-design, change management and the management aspects of process improvement.

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