Managing operating costs while maximizing yields is the only way to survive the inevitable decline in revenue associated with changing market conditions. Watch the webinar recording now.
Surna Cultivation Technologies had the honor of touring Aeriz’s 150,000 sqft commercial aeroponic cannabis operation located in Anna Illinois. Follow Head Grower Zack Bigg and General Manager Steve Bundy as they walk through various layers of their grow process.
One of the most crucial elements to consider when sizing your indoor farm is how your grow room sizes and overall square footage will affect your HVAC system costs. We’ve created some visuals to help you get an idea of how the cost per ton of common HVAC approaches may change with room and overall facility square footage.
Ian Atkins, P.E. discusses the misconception that grow room standalone dehumidifiers are inefficient, outlining the various assumptions that put this misconception into perspective. In this technical analysis of grow room HVACD approaches, he details relationships between coil performances, cooling/dehumidification modes, RH setpoints, and more.
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.
Apart from our deep expertise and value in engineering design, where we can provide equal value to our clients is in the design-build HVAC model. The complexity of systems in cannabis facilities usually necessitates a well-coordinated effort, with an experienced, well-qualified central party taking responsibility for the mechanical system from concept to design to equipment and integration.
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.
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.