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Grow Cannabis Organically: Why it’s Easier in Controlled Environments

Posted by jamie on June 25, 2020 2:00 pm
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When given the opportunity to work with some of our design and construction peers to put together a design/build resource for the industry, we jumped at it. The result was “Build Your Grow,” which you can read here. However, we thought it would also be helpful to do a quick recap of the top takeaways for a quick read.

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Modulating vs Standalone Dehumidification – Decisions, Decisions!

Posted by Brandy Keen on June 9, 2020 2:22 pm
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When given the opportunity to work with some of our design and construction peers to put together a design/build resource for the industry, we jumped at it. The result was “Build Your Grow,” which you can read here. However, we thought it would also be helpful to do a quick recap of the top takeaways for a quick read.

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Considerations for Multi-Level Cultivation

Posted by Brandy Keen on May 12, 2020 8:00 am
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In the endless quest to improve efficiencies and boost yields, multi-level cultivation environments have the obvious benefit of allowing for more production and higher yields within the same square footage. However, there are also some drawbacks. Let's carefully consider the benefits and risks of cultivating in multiple levels prior to facility construction.

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It’s Complicated: The Relationship Between VPD and HVAC

Posted by Brandy Keen on May 5, 2020 8:00 am
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The relationship between VPD and temperature & humidity is complex but crucial to creating a balanced environment for indoor cannabis cultivation. Let's break this relationship down to better understand just how great of an impact it has on your environment and bottom line.

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Energy Efficiency – 6 Basic Rules for Cannabis Grow Operations

Posted by Brandy Keen on April 28, 2020 8:30 am
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Focusing on improving efficiencies isn’t just the right thing to do--it can help our own bottom line as business owners in a big way. With that in mind, we thought we’d share some of our top tips for improving energy efficiency in your grow.

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HVAC Design and GMP Compliance

Posted by Brandy Keen on April 13, 2020 8:49 pm
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Many people understand GMP compliance to relate specifically to cleanliness standards, and while that is absolutely part of the equation, it also relates to the actual processes that are undertaken to ensure repeatable manufacturing processes. With heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) design,...

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Stinky Business: 5 Best Practices for Odor Control

Posted by Brandy Keen on March 31, 2020 1:08 pm
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Among the many (many) regulations cultivators are faced with, odor control is often overlooked until well into the construction process. However, because odor control regulations in many municipalities are extremely aggressive, and in most municipalities, odor control complaints can result in large fines and even license revocation, cultivators would do well to emphasize odor control during construction planning...

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Controls and Data – A Recipe For Success

Posted by Brandy Keen on February 26, 2020 4:19 pm
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As we look at every path a cultivation operator takes to success, those paths always seem to lead to one central theme: manufacturing/cultivation process control. Cannabis cultivation continues to evolve into a hybrid of farming and manufacturing. We are producing a product, and like any steel plant or toaster factory or car manufacturing facility, the process must be repeatable to enable successful expansion...

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Grow as you grow: Scaling climate control systems

Posted by Celia Daly on April 13, 2017 12:00 am
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As cultivators and owners know, building out a commercial sized facility takes a lot of time, patience and money but can be extremely lucrative in the long run. Large-scale commercial facilities that are up and running are generating huge profits, mostly in cash. But this type of revenue takes time. To get to a place where a facility can sustain itself financially, owners first must go through the long and expensive process of licensing, permitting, obtaining land and/or buildings and, of course, choosing lighting and environmental control. 

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Biosecurity Risks in the Garden

Posted by Celia Daly on March 31, 2017 12:00 am
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Biosecurity is quickly becoming one of the most important topics in the cannabis industry. Testing standards are getting stricter and rates of tainted crops are sky rocketing, causing supply shortages and significant financial blows to cultivators all over the continent. Crops with mold or fungus can be deadly to consumers—especially those with lower immune systems, like many medical users. The alternative for many cultivators is to use chemicals like pesticides and fungicides to combat mold but unfortunately, these still pose a threat to consumers, placing cultivators in a catch-22 situation. Should you risk mold and fungus by avoiding chemicals? Or should you introduce potentially harmful chemicals to your plants to ensure against mold and fungus? Neither is a good option. Not only do these options put consumers at risk but, with increased regulation, they also put cultivators at risk of losing significant profits from having to dispose of sub-par harvests.

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