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Cultivating Consistent Quality in Cannabis

Posted by Celia Daly on May 19, 2017 12:00 am
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Cannabis is one of the North America’s newest and most promising industries. It is now medically legal in 29 states and recreationally legal in 8 states, with even more allowing CBD for certain medical conditions. A recent poll also shows that close to 60% of American support legalized cannabis and Canada is taking cannabis even further, introducing legislation to federally legalize the plant in 2018. All of this indicates a trend away from prohibition toward a regulated market. And yet, some are still wary of cannabis. 

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1 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: 2017 cannabis, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, Cannabis Basics, cannabis climate control, cannabis cultivation, cannabis hvac, chiller, climate, climate control, commercial cultivation, compliance, cooling, cultivation, cultivation equipment, cultivation technology, environment, environmental control, HVAC, indoor climate control, indoor cultivation, marijuana, marijuana cultivation, medical marijuana

Installing and Maintaining Cooling Systems for your Indoor Garden: An Interview

Posted by Celia Daly on March 23, 2017 12:00 am
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You’ve finally gotten your license and funding, picked out a facility, picked out equipment and pulled the trigger. Now what? Sometimes, the hardest part of setting up a facility comes when you’re ready to begin construction and have to get everything in order. You want to be sure that your new equipment is going to be installed and maintained correctly and efficiently, offering you savings on operating costs and the peace of mind that your plants are healthy and safe all hours of the day.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: 2016 cannabis, 2017 cannabis, cannabis, cannabis construction, cannabis cultivation, cannabis installation, cannabis maintenance, commercial cultivation, cooling, cooling system, efficiency, efficient, efficient growing, energy efficient, indoor garden, installation, maintaining cooling, marijuana cultivation, Surna

Correctly Sizing a Cooling System for your Indoor Garden

Posted by Celia Daly on March 9, 2017 12:00 am
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Designing an indoor garden can be complicated. Cannabis is a new industry and though growers can pull best practices from similar industries, the fact remains that setting up a commercial cultivation facility is complicated and hard to navigate for new entrants. From navigating regulatory requirements to finding an appropriately zoned facility to choosing the right equipment, nothing about this process is simple. As soon as one task is completed, another task needs attention.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: automation, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, cannabis, Cannabis Basics, cannabis business, cannabis climate control, cannabis cultivation, cannabis garden, cannabis growing, cannabis hvac, cannabis industry, cannabis technology, chiller, climate, commercial cultivation, construction, cooling, cooling system, cultivation equipment, cultivation technology, dehumidification, efficiency, energy efficiency, engineering for cannabis, environment, environmental control, HVAC, increase yield, indoor climate control, indoor garden, indoor garden cooling, indoor garden hvac, indoor growing, ROI, technology, vertical farming

What We Learned: CannaCon Recap

Posted by Celia Daly on February 23, 2017 12:00 am
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Last week, Surna headed to Seattle for CannaCon for the second time. The energy at the show, and in Seattle in general, was great and we were excited to see new and familiar faces!

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis, cannabis cultivation, cannacon, climate control, cooling, energy efficiency, environmental control, indoor cultivation, indoor garden

Considering your Regional Climate when Choosing Equipment for Cannabis Cultivation

Posted by Celia Daly on December 1, 2016 12:00 am
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Here at Surna, we’ve been designing facilities for indoor cultivation for close to 10 years and we’ve been excited to watch as new states begin coming online and more people reach out to us for guidance in designing their cultivation facility. Over and over, we get asked about what kind of equipment grower’s need and our response is always “it depends”. This can be confusing sometimes but designing the ideal environment means thinking about your grow holistically and considering everything from your growing style to temperature and humidity parameters to the types of lights being used to power capacity and more. But, one of the most important indicators of what type of equipment to choose is the physical location of your cultivation facility. With so many diverse climates in the United States, cooling and dehumidification needs vary vastly from region to region. So, we’ve gone ahead and highlighted some of the major regions of the country and detailed options to consider when choosing a cooling system.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: arizona, California, cannabis, climate control, cooling, featured, Garden Set-Up, humidity, indoor garden, Massachusetts, michigan, nevada, oregon, Pennsylvania, washington

Indoor Gardens: Managing two distinct environments

Posted by Celia Daly on October 27, 2016 12:00 am
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There are many positives about growing in an indoor, sealed environment. The vast majority of cannabis cultivators rely on this method to maximize output.  Indoor gardens allow cultivators to get multiple harvest per year while reducing exposure to pests, fungus and bacteria.  Further, indoor cultivation eliminates outside conditions as a concern for indoor climate, and ensures a secure operation.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis cultivation, cannabis growing, climate, climate control, cooling, cultivation, cultivation equipment, dehumidification, efficiency, environment, Garden Set-Up, growing, humidity, indoor gardening, Surna reflector

A Little Preventative Maintenance Goes a Long Way

Posted by Celia Daly on June 2, 2016 12:00 am
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Everything in life benefits from routine maintenance - your car, your body, your house. A cannabis cultivation facility is no different. When integrated into the routine, maintenance becomes second nature. But what about the things that only happen every so often? Like an oil change on your car, these are easy to forget to do, but can make a huge impact on the life of your system.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: air sanitation, cannabis cultivation, CO2, cooling, dehumidification, equipment, featured, Garden Set-Up, lighting, preventative maintenance

Comfort Cooling vs Process Cooling: What You Need to Know

Posted by Celia Daly on April 7, 2016 12:00 am
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When looking to cool a commercial environment there are two types of cooling that should be considered: comfort cooling and process cooling. Comfort cooling is the same type of cooling system that can be found in residential houses and office buildings. It is designed to cool spaces primarily to create comfortable temperatures for occupants.

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2 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: chillers, cooling, featured, flip system, free cooling, Garden Set-Up, growing, indoor cultivation

Common Cooling Myths for Cultivation

Posted by Celia Daly on January 3, 2016 12:00 am
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There are a lot of myths that surround cooling needs in the cannabis industry. Let’s delve into some of the most common ones we hear.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cooling, cultivation, featured, Garden Set-Up, growing, HVAC

Heat Transfer Using Surna’s Air Handlers

Posted by Celia Daly on October 15, 2015 12:00 am
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Liquid cooling involves transferring heat in the air to liquid running through the system. As a closed loop system, liquid-cooled climate control can also provide dehumidification in addition to cooling. Pipes run liquid through the building and into air handlers located in the room. From there, the warm air is blown over cold pipes that absorb the heat in the air, resulting in cold air and warmer water leaving the air handler. For more information, read up on Chilled-Water Cooling Basics.

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