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What Does Controls Really Mean in the Cannabis Industry

Posted by Brandy Keen on September 9, 2020 5:24 pm
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Most cannabis industry cultivators think of “controls” as the dashboard where they can see their room parameters and adjust photoperiods or temperature setpoints, and a lot of folks make their decisions around controls based solely on that user interface. This is an important part of the toolkit but is really the least critical piece to a controls system’s functionality.

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You Don’t Have to Compromise to Gain Energy Efficiency

Posted by Brandy Keen on September 1, 2020 1:10 pm
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Understanding how different technologies are best applied in various circumstances is what led us to pursue all different types of technologies that we can offer to our clients. Our line of custom air handlers, which can be applied in either chilled water or DX (refrigerant based) applications, resulted from those efforts.

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Your Cultivation Goals will Guide Your HVAC Technology Choice

Posted by Brandy Keen on August 20, 2020 12:36 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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What will it Cost? How to Calculate HVAC Needs in Cultivation Environments

Posted by jamie on August 11, 2020 2:06 pm
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Surna has evolved into a full-scale MEP design firm, manufacturer and provider of HVAC equipment, controls company, and implementer of all components in cannabis cultivation. We provide MEP drawings, support permitting, and coordinate with other design disciplines as needed.

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The Evolution of Surna

Posted by jamie on July 16, 2020 12:37 pm
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Surna has evolved into a full-scale MEP design firm, manufacturer and provider of HVAC equipment, controls company, and implementer of all components in cannabis cultivation. We provide MEP drawings, support permitting, and coordinate with other design disciplines as needed.

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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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Integrated 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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Build Your Grow: Top Three Facility Design Takeaways

Posted by Brandy Keen on May 28, 2020 8:30 am
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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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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: building cannabis, cannabis construction, cannabis hvac, cannabis industry, climate control, commercial cultivation, construction, engineers, expansion, facility design

Phased Buildouts (How to Save Time and Money!)

Posted by Brandy Keen on May 19, 2020 8:30 am
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For many cultivators, future expansion is a vague plan to someday build a second facility or expand an existing facility. This is usually after some positive cash flow makes the round two investment more palatable. Still, there are other cases where expansion plans within a market are more specific and can be developed early on. For these businesses, it is possible for them to greatly reduce their capital expenditures and time to market. With that in mind, let's discuss the variables involved in phased buildouts and expansions in commercial indoor cannabis cultivation.

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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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