2017 was an exciting year for Surna Inc.
Over the last 12 months, we have traveled to several shows and conferences, rebranded the company and expanded our team –all while continuing to innovate our products and services.
The industry as a whole has seen significant growth. Last year was big for the states of Massachusetts, Maine, Arkansas, California and Florida who are all adding accessibility to cannabis. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada worked last year to define regulations for a legal adult-use market, while Florida and Arkansas acted to set up a medical market—which is no small feat. Last year was also important for Canada, which advanced legislation that could legalize and regulate recreational cannabis possibly by July of 2018. When the market opens, Canada will become one of the first countries in the world to legalize and regulate the adult use of cannabis. A major milestone for the industry!
All this industry growth has fueled Surna to continue to develop and innovate in this space. Surna exhibited at five tradeshows and conferences in 2017 from Toronto to L.A. We spoke with countless cultivators and industry professionals about designing precise cultivation environments. Our conversations centered on how to create the most efficient cultivation facility possible – an indication of where the industry is going.
As more states come online and the number of cultivation facilities continues to grow, concerns around energy consumption are inevitable. We are proud to be a driver of a more sustainable industry and have spent years dedicated to offering efficient technology for indoor climate control.
Last year, Surna’s Co-founder and Sr. Technical Advisor, Brandy Keen, joined Denver Environmental Health committees (DEH) to create a Best Management Practices Guide for sustainable cultivation.
We also spoke often with cultivators about increasing control and minimizing biosecurity risks. This is vitally important for facilities in California and Canada, where testing standards are strict. By sealing cultivation spaces and designing precise indoor climate control environments Surna continues to pioneer innovation in the industry.
Surna also presented at various conferences in 2017. Brandy spoke in L.A., Boston, Denver and Seattle on topics that ranged from energy and water conservation in cultivation to methods for generating better efficiencies and improving yields through HVAC. We’ve enjoyed sharing our expertise with cultivators all around North America.
This year, Surna will be at 16 industry conferences and expos, speaking as experts at many of them. Keep an eye on our News and Events page to stay up to date with where we will be. As always, keep looking for new blog posts with plenty of helpful information on designing the most efficient and precise indoor cultivation environment. As the year progresses, let’s grow together as leaders and innovators of this great industry!