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

Posted by Celia Daly on September 29, 2017 12:00 am
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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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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: best practices cannabis, building cannabis, California cannabis, cannabis, Cannabis Basics, commercial cultivation, efficiency, efficient, Efficient design, efficient growing, energy efficiency, energy efficient, facility design, Green design, grow design, grow room design, indoor, LEED

Surna Decomplicates New Odor Control Rules for Denver Cultivators

Posted by Celia Daly on April 6, 2017 12:00 am
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Last November, the City of Denver released new regulations concerning odor control for cannabis cultivation facilities. Previously, Denver’s Department of Environmental Health (DEH) only mandated odor control plans for facilities that received a certain number of complaints but that is no longer the case. Both existing facilities, as well as new ones, will require an odor control plan going forward or risk financial penalties for non-compliance.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: 2017 cannabis, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, cannabis legislation, cannabis maintenance, cannabis regulation, compliance, denver, growing indoors, indoor, indoor agriculture, indoor cultivation, indoor garden, licensing, marijuana, marijuana cultivation, odor, odor control, Regulation, regulatory best practices

Growing Methods: Indoor vs Greenhouse vs Outdoor

Posted by Celia Daly on April 14, 2016 12:00 am
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Once the decision has been made to start a cultivation center, the next big question is: What growing method will be used - outdoor, greenhouse or indoor? Each of these methods has upsides and downsides, that need to be fully understood before making a decision.

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4 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cultivation, featured, Garden Set-Up, greenhouse, growing methods, hybrid, indoor, outdoor

Surna Reflector: Why Size Matters

Posted by Celia Daly on December 3, 2015 12:00 am
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One piece of feedback we receive often has to do with the size of the Surna Reflector. At 33x32” inches, the Surna Reflector is larger than most reflectors on the market, but for good reason.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis cultivation, efficiency, featured, Garden Set-Up, indoor, PAR, Surna Reflector, water cooled

Cannabis vs Food Production

Posted by Celia Daly on November 24, 2015 12:00 am
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We would love to see a future in which cannabis can be grown outdoors; however, this is not always feasible given the current regulatory structure, nor will it ever be 100% possible. While many will claim that food production is done outdoors, and thus commercial cannabis production should be done in the same way, there are a few factors that make cannabis production different than food production.

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August Newsletter: Indoor Ag Turns to Cannabis

Posted by Celia Daly on August 31, 2015 12:00 am
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Each month, we publish a newsletter discussing a trending topic within the cannabis industry and how it shapes Surna’s philosophy. To be one of the first to receive this information, be sure to sign up for our email list.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cultivation technology, featured, growing, indoor, indoor agriculture, legalization, newsletter, Our Perspective, vertical farming

Odor Control

Posted by Celia Daly on August 6, 2015 12:00 am
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Odor control is a serious problem for many commercial cultivation centers. While it may seem like a small issue, failing to control the odor around your grow could have a large impact. There are several reasons why odor control should be addressed rather than ignored: 

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Commercial Cannabis Lighting Design

Posted by Celia Daly on May 28, 2015 12:00 am
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Lighting is a huge part of commercial cannabis cultivation. Some estimates assign up to 33% of all energy used in an indoor grow to lighting. Additionally, the number of lights you plan to use will determine the size of your grow (commercial grows are often referred to by the number of lights they include, rather than by square footage).

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis business, cannabis cultivation, facility design, featured, Garden Set-Up, growing, indoor, lighting, side canopy

Think Cubic Feet

Posted by Celia Daly on April 30, 2015 12:00 am
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When designing a commercial cannabis cultivation facility, many people think in terms of square footage in order to determine how many plants they are able to grow. But, if your rooms are tall enough, why limit yourself to one level? Instead of thinking in terms of square feet, it is time to start thinking in terms of cubic feet.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis business, cannabis cultivation, cooling, facility design, featured, Garden Set-Up, growing, indoor, vertical, vertical farming

Up-Potting: The Importance of Proper Potting

Posted by Celia Daly on April 2, 2015 12:00 am
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As your cannabis plants grow, they will frequently need to be moved into larger containers as available root space becomes limited. While it may be tempting to simply start plants in a 10-gallon pot and skip up-potting altogether, this will lead to water waste issues, smaller plants, and lower yields. Instead, plants should be started in a container that holds ¼ gallon to 1 gallon of growth substrate and gradually moved up to a larger volume flowering container.

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