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5 Reasons to Apply a “Design-Build” Model in HVAC Systems

Posted by Brandy Keen on September 30, 2020 3:32 pm
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Apart from our deep expertise and value in engineering design, where we can provide equal value to our clients is in the design-build HVAC model. The complexity of systems in cannabis facilities usually necessitates a well-coordinated effort, with an experienced, well-qualified central party taking responsibility for the mechanical system from concept to design to equipment and integration.

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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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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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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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How To Trellis Cannabis in the Pursuit of Better Yields

Posted by Brandy Keen on May 7, 2020 2:15 pm
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Trellising is an effective technique for providing light to all bud sites while also providing structure to your plants and creating a more even canopy. We'll explore the importance of proper trellising and walk you through a basic step-by-step guide to implementing this technique in your flower room.

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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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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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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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