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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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Challenges with Airflow Strategies in Vertical Applications

Posted by Brandy Keen on October 13, 2020 1:10 pm
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The obvious benefit to tiered applications is the ability to increase canopy square footage without additional building square footage. Although there are some drawbacks to multi-tier growing, there can also be great reward, and so we’re seeing more and more of our clients choose to go this route in their facilities.

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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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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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