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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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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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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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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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