Category: grow room design

architectural design

How Much Does it Cost to Start an Indoor Cannabis Grow?

How much will it cost to start an indoor cannabis operation? There are many variables to consider that can drastically affect price including equipment, size, location, and more. We’ll dive into what these variables are and present an example of what a start-up cost for a cannabis facility could look like. We’ll also look at some of the tools you can use to help you shape your budget.

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building a cultivation facility
cannabis best practices

Patience and the Art of Building Cultivation Facilities

Anyone who has ever built a cultivation facility can confirm that it’s a long and stressful process. And for those who haven’t? Hear us now: It’s a long and stressful process and it’s important to have realistic expectations about timelines during the pre-planning stages.

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Indoor controlled environment cultivation
cannabis business

The Argument for Indoor or Sealed Greenhouse Cultivation

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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cannabis construction

Challenges with Airflow Strategies in Vertical Applications

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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Cannabis plant transpiration - humidity and VPD
automation

It’s Complicated: The Relationship Between VPD and HVAC

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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cannabis climate control

Lighting and HVAC – Are They Friend or Foe?

When it comes to managing the climate in a cultivation facility, energy use associated with cultivation lighting is typically considered the biggest challenge to overcome. Lights consume enormous amounts of energy on their own and require the use of even more energy to offset the heat they produce to manage temperatures in the grow room. While this is well understood in the industry, what’s not well understood by many cultivators is how your cultivation lighting also helps you to maintain your environmental parameters and can actually help you save money and energy in the form of assistance with maintaining humidity.

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cannabis climate control

Your Mechanical Engineer Shouldn’t Learn on Your Dime

If you’re a small-scale cultivator planning to get big, or a new mega cannabis start-up company in need of assistance in finding one of these rare, specialized cannabis cultivation facility engineering firms with years of success under their belts, we thought it best to help you on your journey to find one.

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best practices cannabis

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

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 growing

Choosing the Right Equipment for Your Grow

When creating a cultivation center, selecting the right equipment from the start is crucial to success. This means talking to engineers who have sized climate control systems for cannabis, building the right size garden for your budget and knowing which equipment is often undervalued within a garden.

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