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Surna offers comprehensive climate solutions for cannabis and controlled environment agriculture. Extensive experience in both commercial construction and controlled environment agriculture (CEA), including cannabis facilities, is difficult to find. That’s where we come in. Our team of project managers, licensed professional engineers, technology specialists and systems integration experts help to keep your construction project on time and on budget.

Surna typically provides the key components and large manufacturing items of the system – like chillers, fan coils, dehumidifiers, and odor control equipment. Contractors typically provide smaller system components as part of their bids – plumbing accessories, piping and insulation, valves, etc.

We have direct experience with every type of system applicable to controlled environment cultivation facilities, and we can design any type of system for your facility. Our process is to work with you in the pre-design planning stages to review the various system design strategies, to assist with the decision making process, and then to design the system that most closely aligns with your goals.

Improperly executed HVACD design is probably the biggest source of odor escapes in cultivation facilities. Odor control must be carefully considered in any HVACD design for cultivation facilities, and a well-executed design is your best defense against odor complaints.

Absolutely! Biosecurity starts with correct design, because a poor design will lead to fluctuations in climate parameters that create ideal environments for pests and pathogens, in addition to weakening the plant and making it more vulnerable. Ventilation associated with HVACD is also a common infiltration point when incorrectly applied. HVACD design is a perfect place to implement filtration, sterilization and mitigation strategies for biosecurity.

Surna offers multiple technologies for cultivation climate control. Our team will review the various options available to help you decide on a system approach that best meets your needs, at the intersection of cost, energy efficiency, and operational priorities. Sometimes cultivators request the most energy efficient systems money can buy, and other times they prefer a happy medium between cost and efficiency. Unlike most equipment manufacturers in our industry, we make no claim that ours and “only ours” is the most efficient. Rather, our technology-agnostic approach, drawing not just from our own brands but also those of other manufacturers, means that our clients have peace of mind that they’ve received an honest assessment of the various options available, and that they’ve made a well-informed technology selection that best fits their goals around energy efficiency and budget.

We currently serve North America.

Maintenance requirements will vary with technology selections, but must not be overlooked in any facility. HVACD systems are a large investment and must be adequately maintained to ensure not only proper operation, but also to maximize longevity and minimize long term expense. Please contact us to gain an understanding of the maintenance requirements associated with the various design approaches, or to get a quote for preventative maintenance for your facility.
Absolutely! In addition to preventive maintenance, Surna also offers 24/7 emergency support options on every project. Contact us for details on the maintenance and support options available in your area.

Surna considers a number of variables specific to your facility including lighting and watering loads, and target set points to determine the most appropriate climate system options for grow. Our technical estimators use that information and your preferences/budget to compile a preliminary equipment list before we engineer the full system.

Process cooling describes climate control required to support the processes taking place inside of a building. Comfort cooling describes climate control related to human comfort. For instance, the majority of the climate control requirements in a flower room would be related to process cooling (or the climate control needs supporting the process of cultivation), whereas the climate control requirements in an office space would be described as comfort cooling.

Electrical upgrade requirements will vary dramatically from facility to facility, and will be influenced primarily by selections around lighting and HVAC. Precise upgrade requirements can’t be defined until the electrical plan set is complete; however, you can always contact us for some help with general rules of thumb for early stage planning and feasibility discussions with your local utility.

HVACD systems will be a substantial part of your total construction budget. As there is a wide range of options with varying degrees of precision, energy efficiency, and other bells and whistles, associated costs can also be wide ranging. Contact us to help with early stage budgeting and pre-design planning
The size of your HVACD system will depend primarily on lighting selections, watering loads, HVACD technology selections and geography. Accurately determining the size of your HVACD system should take all of these factors into account. Contact us for help with HVACD system sizing, at any stage of your build
There is no “one size fits all” approach for HVACD systems in cultivation facilities and there are a number of options that will work very well. The trick is understanding which technology most closely aligns with your business goals. The ideal HVACD design partner will compare and contrast these options for you–including budgets, energy efficiency, and operational details—to help you decide on the solution that best fits your needs.
The density of both electrical and mechanical (HVAC) in cultivation facilities has no parallel in any other industry. Electrical loads are driven primarily by the lighting and HVAC requirements, and HVAC requirements are driven primarily by lighting and watering loads. Not even data centers can compare to the unique requirements of cultivation facilities. The component that really sets cultivation facilities apart is the dehumidification factor. Understanding the dehumidification loads as they change throughout the plant life cycle, and applying technologies that do the job most effectively and with the greatest precision, requires specialized expertise.
With fifteen years in the industry and hundreds of projects under our belt, we believe it’s our experience that really sets us apart. It’s that experience that has led to our ability to design with a vast array of technologies, as well as the intangibles we bring to the table throughout the design and construction process.
You bet! Our Sentry IQ platform supports lighting and CO2 controls inclusive of both CO2 dosing and the emergency/life safety components required by local jurisdictions when CO2 is in use.
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