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Patience and the Art of Building Cultivation Facilities

Posted by Brandy Keen on November 11, 2020 8:00 am
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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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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

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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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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Controls and Data – A Recipe For Success

Posted by Brandy Keen on February 26, 2020 4:19 pm
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As we look at every path a cultivation operator takes to success, those paths always seem to lead to one central theme: manufacturing/cultivation process control. Cannabis cultivation continues to evolve into a hybrid of farming and manufacturing. We are producing a product, and like any steel plant or toaster factory or car manufacturing facility, the process must be repeatable to enable successful expansion...

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Lighting and HVAC – Are They Friend or Foe?

Posted by Brandy Keen on December 23, 2019 5:38 pm
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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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Your Mechanical Engineer Shouldn’t Learn on Your Dime

Posted by Brandy Keen on October 11, 2019 7:18 pm
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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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