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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

Installing and Maintaining Cooling Systems for your Indoor Garden: An Interview

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 23, 2017 10:05:52 AM

You’ve finally gotten your license and funding, picked out a facility, picked out equipment and pulled the trigger. Now what? Sometimes, the hardest part of setting up a facility comes when you’re ready to begin construction and have to get everything in order. You want to be sure that your new equipment is going to be installed and maintained correctly and efficiently, offering you savings on operating costs and the peace of mind that your plants are healthy and safe all hours of the day.

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Topics: cannabis, cannabis cultivation, energy efficient, indoor garden, commercial cultivation, cooling, efficiency, efficient, efficient growing, installation, marijuana cultivation, Surna, 2016 cannabis, 2017 cannabis, cooling system, cannabis installation, maintaining cooling, cannabis construction, cannabis maintenance

Correctly Sizing a Cooling System for your Indoor Garden

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 9, 2017 1:34:49 PM

Designing an indoor garden can be complicated. Cannabis is a new industry and though growers can pull best practices from similar industries, the fact remains that setting up a commercial cultivation facility is complicated and hard to navigate for new entrants. From navigating regulatory requirements to finding an appropriately zoned facility to choosing the right equipment, nothing about this process is simple. As soon as one task is completed, another task needs attention.

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Topics: environmental control, cannabis, Cannabis Basics, cannabis business, cannabis cultivation, cannabis growing, cultivation equipment, dehumidification, increase yield, indoor garden, automation, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, cannabis garden, cannabis technology, chiller, climate, commercial cultivation, construction, cooling, efficiency, energy efficiency, engineering for cannabis, environment, HVAC, indoor growing, ROI, vertical farming, technology, cannabis industry, cultivation technology, indoor climate control, cannabis climate control, cannabis hvac, cooling system, indoor garden cooling, indoor garden hvac

What We Learned: CannaCon Recap

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 23, 2017 11:44:26 AM

Last week, Surna headed to Seattle for CannaCon for the second time. The energy at the show, and in Seattle in general, was great and we were excited to see new and familiar faces!

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Topics: environmental control, cannacon, cannabis, cannabis cultivation, climate control, indoor garden, cooling, energy efficiency, indoor cultivation

Considering your Regional Climate when Choosing Equipment for Cannabis Cultivation

Posted by Celia Daly on Dec 1, 2016 12:21:50 PM

Here at Surna, we’ve been designing facilities for indoor cultivation for close to 10 years and we’ve been excited to watch as new states begin coming online and more people reach out to us for guidance in designing their cultivation facility. Over and over, we get asked about what kind of equipment grower’s need and our response is always “it depends”. This can be confusing sometimes but designing the ideal environment means thinking about your grow holistically and considering everything from your growing style to temperature and humidity parameters to the types of lights being used to power capacity and more. But, one of the most important indicators of what type of equipment to choose is the physical location of your cultivation facility. With so many diverse climates in the United States, cooling and dehumidification needs vary vastly from region to region. So, we’ve gone ahead and highlighted some of the major regions of the country and detailed options to consider when choosing a cooling system.

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Topics: cannabis, climate control, featured, indoor garden, arizona, California, cooling, Garden Set-Up, humidity, Massachusetts, michigan, nevada, oregon, Pennsylvania, washington

Indoor Gardens: Managing two distinct environments

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 27, 2016 5:09:35 PM

There are many positives about growing in an indoor, sealed environment. The vast majority of cannabis cultivators rely on this method to maximize output.  Indoor gardens allow cultivators to get multiple harvest per year while reducing exposure to pests, fungus and bacteria.  Further, indoor cultivation eliminates outside conditions as a concern for indoor climate, and ensures a secure operation.

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, cannabis growing, climate control, cultivation, cultivation equipment, dehumidification, growing, Surna reflector, climate, cooling, efficiency, environment, Garden Set-Up, humidity, indoor gardening

A Little Preventative Maintenance Goes a Long Way

Posted by Celia Daly on Jun 2, 2016 6:59:28 AM

Everything in life benefits from routine maintenance - your car, your body, your house. A cannabis cultivation facility is no different. When integrated into the routine, maintenance becomes second nature. But what about the things that only happen every so often? Like an oil change on your car, these are easy to forget to do, but can make a huge impact on the life of your system.

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Topics: air sanitation, cannabis cultivation, dehumidification, featured, lighting, CO2, cooling, equipment, Garden Set-Up, preventative maintenance

Comfort Cooling vs Process Cooling: What You Need to Know

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 7, 2016 7:56:18 AM

When looking to cool a commercial environment there are two types of cooling that should be considered: comfort cooling and process cooling. Comfort cooling is the same type of cooling system that can be found in residential houses and office buildings. It is designed to cool spaces primarily to create comfortable temperatures for occupants.

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Topics: featured, growing, chillers, cooling, flip system, free cooling, Garden Set-Up, indoor cultivation

Common Cooling Myths for Cultivation

Posted by Celia Daly on Jan 3, 2016 7:40:43 AM

There are a lot of myths that surround cooling needs in the cannabis industry. Let’s delve into some of the most common ones we hear.

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Topics: cultivation, featured, growing, cooling, Garden Set-Up, HVAC

Heat Transfer Using Surna's Air Handlers

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 15, 2015 7:19:05 AM

https://youtu.be/OiV3mB-2i84

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, cultivation equipment, featured, air handler, cooling, Garden Set-Up, heat transfer, video

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