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Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for Cannabis HVAC

GMPs are not only becoming increasingly required of the cannabis industry, but are also a timeless and proven tool that allows businesses to position themselves for long term success. Let’s examine how GMP compliance and proper HVAC design relate.

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Building a Grow Facility: Tips From a Grow Room Architectural Designer

The average starting cost for a cannabis grow facility can vary dramatically. From geography to labor costs to design and technology selections, it’s difficult to pin down exactly what the costs will be until you really start diving in. In this article, discover tips from a grow room architectural designer.

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Phased Buildouts
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Phased Buildouts (How to Save Time and Money!)

For many cultivators, future expansion is a vague plan to someday build a second facility or expand an existing facility. This is usually after some positive cash flow makes the round two investment more palatable. Still, there are other cases where expansion plans within a market are more specific and can be developed early on. For these businesses, it is possible for them to greatly reduce their capital expenditures and time to market. With that in mind, let’s discuss the variables involved in phased buildouts and expansions in commercial indoor cannabis cultivation.

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Cannabis plant transpiration - humidity and VPD
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It’s Complicated: The Relationship Between VPD and HVAC

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.

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5 Best Practices for Odor Control
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Stinky Business: 5 Best Practices for Odor Control

Among the many (many) regulations cultivators are faced with, odor control is often overlooked until well into the construction process. However, because odor control regulations in many municipalities are extremely aggressive, and in most municipalities, odor control complaints can result in large fines and even license revocation, cultivators would do well to emphasize odor control during construction planning…

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Controls and Data – A Recipe For Success

As we look at every path a cultivation operator takes to success, those paths always seem to lead to one central theme: manufacturing/cultivation process control. Cannabis cultivation continues to evolve into a hybrid of farming and manufacturing. We are producing a product, and like any steel plant or toaster factory or car manufacturing facility, the process must be repeatable to enable successful expansion…

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cannabis climate control

Lighting and HVAC – Are They Friend or Foe?

When it comes to managing the climate in a cultivation facility, energy use associated with cultivation lighting is typically considered the biggest challenge to overcome. Lights consume enormous amounts of energy on their own and require the use of even more energy to offset the heat they produce to manage temperatures in the grow room. While this is well understood in the industry, what’s not well understood by many cultivators is how your cultivation lighting also helps you to maintain your environmental parameters and can actually help you save money and energy in the form of assistance with maintaining humidity.

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Your Mechanical Engineer Shouldn’t Learn on Your Dime

If you’re a small-scale cultivator planning to get big, or a new mega cannabis start-up company in need of assistance in finding one of these rare, specialized cannabis cultivation facility engineering firms with years of success under their belts, we thought it best to help you on your journey to find one.

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