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What is Hydronic Cooling and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Celia Daly on Nov 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Choosing the right climate control system for an indoor cultivation facility is a big decision as it is usually the single largest capital expenditure a cultivator will make besides real estate. More importantly, the success of a cultivation operation depends greatly on a cultivators’ ability to create the ideal environment for cannabis to grow. 

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, best practices cannabis, chiller, facility design, 2017 cannabis, cannabis best practices, Efficient design, best practices cultivation, hydronic cooling, chilled water

Easy Maintenance for Cultivation Facilities

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 26, 2017 3:05:01 PM

Designing and building a commercial cultivation facility can be a long and stressful experience. Between obtaining financing, adhering to state and local regulations, finding the ideal real estate and picking a suitable team, the process can feel overwhelming.

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, best practices cannabis, clean room, marijuana cultivation, preventative maintenance, 2017 cannabis, medical marijuana, maintaining cooling, cannabis maintenance

Water Conservation in Cannabis Cultivation

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 20, 2017 3:05:16 PM

The legal cannabis market is growing from nothing to a potential $25 billion industry by 2021. There are now 21 states that have legalized cannabis for medical use and another 8 that have legalized for adult-use, creating one of the fastest growing industries in the country.

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Topics: Cannabis Basics, best practices cannabis, condensate water, construction, efficiency, efficient, efficient growing, 2017 cannabis, California cannabis, water conservation, Efficient design

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

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