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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

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

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

Grow as you grow: Scaling climate control systems

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 13, 2017 10:20:18 AM

As cultivators and owners know, building out a commercial sized facility takes a lot of time, patience and money but can be extremely lucrative in the long run. Large-scale commercial facilities that are up and running are generating huge profits, mostly in cash. But this type of revenue takes time. To get to a place where a facility can sustain itself financially, owners first must go through the long and expensive process of licensing, permitting, obtaining land and/or buildings and, of course, choosing lighting and environmental control. 

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Topics: cannabis, Cannabis Basics, cannabis cultivation, cultivation, cultivation equipment, growing indoors, indoor garden, air handler, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, cannabis technology, commercial cultivation, efficient growing, indoor cultivation, indoor growing, marijuana, marijuana cultivation, 2017 cannabis, cultivation technology, indoor agriculture, indoor climate control, cannabis climate control, cannabis hvac, indoor garden hvac, cannabis regulation, cannabis construction, expansion, growth

Surna Decomplicates New Odor Control Rules for Denver Cultivators

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 6, 2017 10:09:44 AM

Last November, the City of Denver released new regulations concerning odor control for cannabis cultivation facilities. Previously, Denver’s Department of Environmental Health (DEH) only mandated odor control plans for facilities that received a certain number of complaints but that is no longer the case. Both existing facilities, as well as new ones, will require an odor control plan going forward or risk financial penalties for non-compliance.

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Topics: growing indoors, indoor garden, licensing, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, indoor, indoor cultivation, marijuana, marijuana cultivation, odor, 2017 cannabis, cannabis legislation, indoor agriculture, compliance, regulatory best practices, cannabis regulation, cannabis maintenance, denver, odor control, Regulation

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