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The Argument for Indoor or Sealed Greenhouse Cultivation

Posted by Brandy Keen on October 27, 2020 1:09 pm
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The truth is, there is a strong business case to be made for cultivating in controlled environments. And in the near future, as renewable energy options increase and climate change continues to impact weather patterns, there will be a strong sustainability case to be made as well.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis business, cannabis climate control, cannabis cultivation, cannabis cultvation, cannabis growing, cannabis industry, climate, climate control, cultivation, cultivation technology, Efficient design, energy efficiency, environment, environmental control, greenhouse, grow room design, growing, growing cannabis, growing indoors, Hybrid building, indoor, indoor agriculture, indoor climate control, indoor cultivation, indoor growing, marijuana cultivation, sealed grow room, Surna, sustainability, water conservation

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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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis climate control, cannabis cultivation, cannabis growing, cannabis hvac, cannabis industry, cannabis technology, climate, climate control, commercial cultivation, controls, cultivation, cultivation equipment, cultivation technology, dehumidification, efficiency, Efficient design, efficient growing, energy efficiency, energy efficient, environmental control, expansion, facility design, indoor climate control, indoor cultivation, marijuana cultivation, technology

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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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: air handler, cannabis climate control, cannabis cultivation, cannabis growing, cannabis hvac, cannabis industry, cannabis technology, climate control, commercial cultivation, cultivation equipment, cultivation technology, dehumidification, Efficient design, efficient growing, energy efficiency, energy efficient, expansion, facility design, indoor climate control, indoor cultivation

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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Surna’s own Amanda Luketa becomes a LEED Accredited Professional!

Posted by Celia Daly on September 29, 2017 12:00 am
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Every day, the cannabis industry changes as innovators introduce amazing new ideas and products.  We see this first hand both at our own company and through our customers that work every day to bring quality products to the market. These innovations take dedication which is why we are especially excited about one of our own innovators today.

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Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition: What we learned

Posted by Celia Daly on September 21, 2017 12:00 am
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Last week, the Surna team traveled to Los Angeles to attend the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition. This was our first year exhibiting at this show and we met a lot of great people and attended some interesting talks regarding hot topics in the industry.

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NCIA Business Summit & CWCBE: What we learned

Posted by Celia Daly on June 22, 2017 12:00 am
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This summer has been a busy one for Surna. We’ve been traveling to a lot of industry events around the country. Last month, we were in DC and Toronto and last week, we went to Oakland and New York for cannabis industry related events. Both of these events were a success for us. Not only did we get to meet more people in the industry, but we also attended some great discussions on a range of topics.  

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Compliance as a Competitive Advantage: Get your Garden in Order

Posted by Celia Daly on March 16, 2017 12:00 am
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Right now, cannabis in the United States is a hotly debated topic. Many people are anti-prohibition citing medicinal uses, economic growth, job-creation and removing its incentive from underworld criminals as reasons for creating a legitimate, regulated cannabis industry. Others see negative impacts of legalization, believing that cannabis is harmful and prohibition only keeps citizens safe. But more and more, the consensus is moving toward the former with a new poll suggesting 93% of voters support medical marijuana and 59% support full legalization. Elections in November highlighted this trend as four states adopted medical and another four voted in favor of adult-use programs. Now a record 60% of the United States’ population live in a state that has legalized in some form.

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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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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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