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Putting Growing Methods to the Test: the importance of test rooms

Posted by Courtney Johnson on September 12, 2019 5:02 pm
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Test rooms are imperative for commercial cultivators who want to get to the top and stay there. To stay competitive requires the willingness to try new promising growing methods, technology products, amendments and SOP’s especially your very own new innovations. To keep on the cutting edge, you must be willing to experiment and push the envelope by evaluating new options in a controlled way. The most effective way to achieve this, is by setting up a dedicated test room.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis climate control, lighting, nutrients, test rooms

A Cultivator’s Secret Sauce: Controls and Automation

Posted by Courtney Johnson on May 14, 2019 9:46 pm
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As branding and strain consistency grows increasingly important in the cannabis industry, cultivators are looking for solutions to give them more controllability and more repeatability. The key may lie in utilizing controls and automation to monitor data and adjust environmental variables accordingly.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: automation, cannabis climate control, climate control, controls, environmental control

Dry Cooling

Posted by Courtney Johnson on February 14, 2019 6:22 pm
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Cultivating indoors helps many growers continue to harvest year-round, even in cold-weather climates. However, it makes little sense to have to run air conditioners at full capacity to cool indoor environments when ambient temperatures are below freezing. Find out how utilizing dry cooling could lower your monthly operational costs.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis climate control, cannabis cultivation, cannabis hvac, climate control, cooling, dry cooler, efficiency, efficient growing, energy efficiency, engineering for cannabis, environmental control, equipment, facility design, free cooling, growing cannabis, growing indoors, HVAC, indoor agriculture, indoor climate control, indoor cultivation, indoor growing, Surna, sustainability

4 Mechanical System Design Tips

Posted by jamie on December 12, 2018 4:32 pm
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When you’re designing a cultivation facility, there are literally hundreds of decisions to be made—and all of them have a direct impact on your bottom line. Every decision is important, but most cultivators agree that decisions related to your mechanical system (HVAC) rank at or near the top of the list of importance.

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Flip Your Grow

Posted by jamie on May 18, 2018 2:53 pm
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According to urbandictionary.com, if you flip something you make a profit out if it. The same could be said in our industry for the term flip. There are a several good reasons to operate your grow on a “flip.” This basically means to never run all your grow rooms on the same schedule. Why is this important? To understand this, we must understand peak energy times.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: 2018 cannabis, airflow, best practices cannabis, best practices cultivation, building cannabis, cannabis, Cannabis Basics, cannabis best practices, cannabis business, cannabis climate control, cannabis construction, cannabis cultivation, cannabis engineering, cannabis experts, cannabis growing, cultivation, featured, Garden Set-Up, growing, Uncategorized

A Look Back at 2017

Posted by jamie on March 6, 2018 6:40 pm
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2017 was an exciting year for Surna Inc.

Over the last 12 months, we have traveled to several shows and conferences, rebranded the company and expanded our team –all while continuing to innovate our products and services.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: 2017 cannabis, 2018 cannabis, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, canada, canada cannabis, canada marijuana, cannabis, Cannabis Basics, cannabis best practices, cannabis business, cannabis climate control, cannabis cultivation, cannabis cultvation, marijuana

MJ BIZ CON 2017 Recap

Posted by Celia Daly on November 30, 2017 12:00 am
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Two weeks ago, the Surna team headed to Las Vegas to exhibit at the 6th annual Marijuana Business Daily Conference and Expo (MJ Biz Con). We were delighted to participate again this year as MJ Biz is always a significant show, offering new entrants and veterans of the industry alike an opportunity to learn about the latest industry developments.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: 2017 cannabis, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, cannabis, Cannabis Basics, cannabis business, cannabis climate control, cannabis cultivation, marijuana, MJ Biz Con, MJ Business Daily

What is Hydronic Cooling and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Celia Daly on November 16, 2017 12:00 am
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Choosing the right climate control system for an indoor cultivation facility is a big decision as it is usually the single largest capital expenditure a cultivator will make besides real estate. More importantly, the success of a cultivation operation depends greatly on a cultivators’ ability to create the ideal environment for cannabis to grow. 

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2 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: 2017 cannabis, best practices cannabis, best practices cultivation, Cannabis Basics, cannabis best practices, chilled water, chiller, Efficient design, facility design, hydronic cooling

Easy Maintenance for Cultivation Facilities

Posted by Celia Daly on October 26, 2017 12:00 am
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Designing and building a commercial cultivation facility can be a long and stressful experience. Between obtaining financing, adhering to state and local regulations, finding the ideal real estate and picking a suitable team, the process can feel overwhelming.

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1 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: 2017 cannabis, best practices cannabis, Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, cannabis maintenance, clean room, maintaining cooling, marijuana cultivation, medical marijuana, preventative maintenance

Water Conservation in Cannabis Cultivation

Posted by Celia Daly on October 20, 2017 12:00 am
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The legal cannabis market is growing from nothing to a potential $25 billion industry by 2021. There are now 21 states that have legalized cannabis for medical use and another 8 that have legalized for adult-use, creating one of the fastest growing industries in the country.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: 2017 cannabis, best practices cannabis, California cannabis, Cannabis Basics, condensate water, construction, efficiency, efficient, Efficient design, efficient growing, water conservation

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