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What is Vapor Pressure Deficit and why does it matter?

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 12, 2017 1:11:31 PM

Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) has become a common term among cultivators. Various bloggers and cultivation experts have been weighing in on VPD and why it’s important for growing healthy, high yielding plants. Today we’re going to clarify what VPD is, why it’s important and what you can do to ensure you’re achieving the optimum environment for cultivating cannabis. 

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, cannabis cultvation, dehumidification, best practices cannabis, commercial cultivation, efficiency, humidity, 2017 cannabis, vapor pressure deficity, best practices cultivation

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

Posted by Celia Daly on Sep 29, 2017 8:11:16 AM

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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Topics: cannabis, Cannabis Basics, energy efficient, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, commercial cultivation, efficiency, efficient, efficient growing, energy efficiency, facility design, grow design, grow room design, indoor, sustainability, California cannabis, LEED, Efficient design, Green design

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition: What we learned

Posted by Celia Daly on Sep 21, 2017 11:58:09 AM

Last week, the Surna team traveled to Los Angeles to attend the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition. This was our first year exhibiting at this show and we met a lot of great people and attended some interesting talks regarding hot topics in the industry.

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, cannabis cultvation, energy efficient, cannabis engineering, commercial cultivation, efficiency, efficient growing, energy efficiency, ROI, 2017 cannabis, California cannabis, Tradeshow, CWCBE

California's developing Cannabis industry

Posted by Celia Daly on Sep 7, 2017 1:20:19 PM

Cannabis legalization and decriminalization is one of the most interesting topics of this decade. Over the last few years, more states are lifting prohibition either for medical or adult-use. And the results have been astonishing. In just the last eight months alone, Colorado has achieved $620 million in sales and sent $95 million to state coffers . But what Colorado has demonstrated is just the tip of the cannabis iceberg. 

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, California, indoor cultivation, 2017 cannabis, California cannabis, indoor agriculture, indoor climate control, california cultivation

Announcing Surna's new website and brand strategy

Posted by Celia Daly on Aug 31, 2017 3:54:54 PM

We know it has been a while since we published a blog post but it’s not without a good reason. In the last several months we have been working diligently to launch a new Surna website and brand strategy to meet the changing cultivation industry.

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, commercial cultivation, Inside Surna, Surna, 2017 cannabis

Creating Best Practices for the Cannabis Industry

Posted by Celia Daly on Jul 13, 2017 10:26:12 AM

For many, the cannabis industry is an exciting new world. The days of secret, basement cultivation are behind us and we’re moving into an era of legitimate commercial businesses. Besides the obvious benefits of avoiding prosecution and participating in a legal enterprise, this migration also offers the industry a chance to share ideas and best practices to achieve a quality, consistent and safe product.  

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, best practices cannabis, cannabis engineering, engineering for cannabis, engineers, 2017 cannabis, compliance, cannabis construction, ASTM, cannabis standards

NCIA Business Summit & CWCBE: What we learned

Posted by Celia Daly on Jun 22, 2017 8:47:48 AM

This summer has been a busy one for Surna. We’ve been traveling to a lot of industry events around the country. Last month, we were in DC and Toronto and last week, we went to Oakland and New York for cannabis industry related events. Both of these events were a success for us. Not only did we get to meet more people in the industry, but we also attended some great discussions on a range of topics.  

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Topics: environmental control, biosecurity, cannabis, Cannabis Basics, climate control, energy efficient, indoor garden, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, energy efficiency, 2017 cannabis, air sanitation biosecurity, California cannabis, indoor agriculture, NCIA, indoor climate control, cannabis climate control, National Cannabis Industry Association, Events, CWCBE

NCIA Lobby Days and Lift Expo: What we learned

Posted by Celia Daly on Jun 5, 2017 9:52:08 AM

At Surna, we’ve had a busy few weeks and we want to keep our readers up to date not only with what we’re doing but also with what we’re learning about this new industry. In the last month, we’ve gotten up close and personal with both the American and Canadian cannabis markets.  On May 15, we traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) Lobby Days. Then last week we headed to Toronto to attend and exhibit at the Lift Expo. Both events were enlightening and gave us an even better understanding of the trends in, and future of, this exciting industry. 

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, cultivation equipment, commercial cultivation, lobby days, 2016 cannabis, 2017 cannabis, cannabis culture, cannabis legislation, cultivation technology, legislation, NCIA, canada, marijuana legislation, canada cannabis, canada marijuana, Lift Expo, National Cannabis Industry Association, cannabis experts

Cultivating Consistent Quality in Cannabis

Posted by Celia Daly on May 19, 2017 12:01:30 PM

Cannabis is one of the North America’s newest and most promising industries. It is now medically legal in 29 states and recreationally legal in 8 states, with even more allowing CBD for certain medical conditions. A recent poll also shows that close to 60% of American support legalized cannabis and Canada is taking cannabis even further, introducing legislation to federally legalize the plant in 2018. All of this indicates a trend away from prohibition toward a regulated market. And yet, some are still wary of cannabis. 

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Topics: environmental control, Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, climate control, cultivation, cultivation equipment, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, chiller, climate, commercial cultivation, cooling, environment, HVAC, indoor cultivation, marijuana, marijuana cultivation, 2017 cannabis, cultivation technology, medical marijuana, indoor climate control, cannabis climate control, cannabis hvac, compliance

5 Things to Know about Canada's Marijuana Legislation

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 20, 2017 9:27:19 AM

Last week, Canada finally released its much-anticipated marijuana legislation, making it the second country in the world after Uruguay to legalize marijuana for recreational usage. This is an important moment in the development of cannabis as a global industry and we are all watching Canada take on this new challenge. At Surna, we like to stay up to date on everything cannabis-related and have been watching these developments carefully. Now that legislation has been presented, we’ve put together 5 things you should know about how Canada got here and what recreational marijuana will look like for the nation.

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Topics: cannabis, marijuana cultivation, cannabis legalization, legalization, 2017 cannabis, cannabis legislation, legislation, canada, marijuana legislation, canada cannabis, canada marijuana

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