Cannabis growing operations are now legitimate businesses in numerous states. This means cultivators now have to be more cognizant of their neighbors. For instance, the familiar, pungent smell created by flowering plants can be quite strong around these facilities. Although those in the industry might not see a problem with this, that sentiment is not shared by all.
Many cities are now requiring these cultivation facilities to develop a comprehensive cannabis odor control plan (OCP). Odor mitigation is important not only for mitigating your impact on the surrounding community, but also for security. If thieves aren’t able to sniff out your crops, they’re much less likely to take advantage of you after hours.
Surna can provide a review of a facility’s current odor control equipment and assist in developing a plan for cannabis odor control that can be submitted to governing bodies. Our odor control plans are based on industry best practices and minimum requirements set by ASHRAE and include analyzing the current setup and state assumptions, determining relevant code reference, calculating ventilation for occupancy requirements and odor control and providing documentation that can be presented to the governing body.
Solutions to This Problem
Proper facility and mechanical systems are the keys to odor control for marijuana cultivation. Tightly sealing the grow rooms can prevent air from escaping and carrying odors outside.
In addition, using chillers instead of traditional air conditioning will cut down on scents leaking out of the building. These units cool the room by moving water around the space, instead of blowing air.
Ventilation is still necessary, however, so carbon filters can be installed on exhaust fans to scrub any particles out of the air.
What Surna Can Do for You
Because we have been hyper-focused on serving the marijuana cultivation market since 2006, no one knows as much about designing and implementing cannabis odor control systems as we do. Thanks to our specific MEP experience, we can offer you a total solution that is made with the unique demands of this industry in mind.
We can customize a cannabis odor removal system that addresses all of your concerns with the highest levels of performance and efficiency. If you’re concerned about being a better neighbor and complying with any and all local statutes, reach out to us today to learn more about our services.