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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

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

Growing Methods: Indoor vs Greenhouse vs Outdoor

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 14, 2016 7:32:20 AM

Once the decision has been made to start a cultivation center, the next big question is: What growing method will be used - outdoor, greenhouse or indoor? Each of these methods has upsides and downsides, that need to be fully understood before making a decision.

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Topics: cultivation, featured, Garden Set-Up, greenhouse, growing methods, hybrid, indoor, outdoor

Surna Reflector: Why Size Matters

Posted by Celia Daly on Dec 3, 2015 7:41:26 AM

One piece of feedback we receive often has to do with the size of the Surna Reflector. At 33x32” inches, the Surna Reflector is larger than most reflectors on the market, but for good reason.

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Topics: cannabis cultivation, featured, Surna reflector, efficiency, Garden Set-Up, indoor, PAR, water cooled

Cannabis vs Food Production

Posted by Celia Daly on Nov 24, 2015 7:52:31 AM

We would love to see a future in which cannabis can be grown outdoors; however, this is not always feasible given the current regulatory structure, nor will it ever be 100% possible. While many will claim that food production is done outdoors, and thus commercial cannabis production should be done in the same way, there are a few factors that make cannabis production different than food production.

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Topics: cultivation, featured, indoor, Our Perspective

August Newsletter: Indoor Ag Turns to Cannabis

Posted by Celia Daly on Aug 31, 2015 7:37:54 AM

Each month, we publish a newsletter discussing a trending topic within the cannabis industry and how it shapes Surna’s philosophy. To be one of the first to receive this information, be sure to sign up for our email list.

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Topics: featured, growing, indoor, vertical farming, legalization, cultivation technology, indoor agriculture, newsletter, Our Perspective

Odor Control

Posted by Celia Daly on Aug 6, 2015 7:11:54 AM

Odor control is a serious problem for many commercial cultivation centers. While it may seem like a small issue, failing to control the odor around your grow could have a large impact. There are several reasons why odor control should be addressed rather than ignored: 

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Topics: cultivation, featured, chillers, clean air, Garden Set-Up, indoor, odor, sealed grow room

Commercial Cannabis Lighting Design

Posted by Celia Daly on May 28, 2015 7:02:05 AM

Lighting is a huge part of commercial cannabis cultivation. Some estimates assign up to 33% of all energy used in an indoor grow to lighting. Additionally, the number of lights you plan to use will determine the size of your grow (commercial grows are often referred to by the number of lights they include, rather than by square footage).

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Topics: cannabis business, cannabis cultivation, featured, growing, lighting, facility design, Garden Set-Up, indoor, side canopy

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