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Efficient Cannabis Cultivation to Increase Profit & Productivity

California Efficient Yields Workshop Series 2022 - 2023

Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric have partnered with the Resource Innovation Institute (RII) to bring a workshop series and virtual classroom to both cannabis and CEA cultivation operations across California. This training & education is free to regional producers and features vetted subject matter experts from RII’s Technical Advisory Council.



Pacific Gas & Electric Six Part Workshop 
December 2022 - July 2023


Thursday, December 8, 2022 Efficient HVAC + Dehumidification Strategies for Craft Cultivation Operations On Demand
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Retrofits for CEA On Demand
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Efficient Irrigation Techniques and Water Reuse On Demand
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Managing Peak Loads and Renewables in CEA On Demand
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Putting It All Together: Case Studies in Efficiency Register
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Efficient HVAC + Dehumidification Strategies for Craft Cultivation Operations Registration Register



Southern California Edison Four Part Workshop

Beginning in the fall, RII will host a series of 201 level classes for California growers as we discuss hot topics in CEA. Register for the classes below!


Thursday, September 14, 2023 New Strategies for Energy Reduction in Greenhouses and Indoor Farms Register
Thursday, September 28, 2023 Water Circularity in CEA Facilities: Reduce, Remediate, Reuse Register
Thursday, October 12, 2023 The Critical Role of Building Envelopes and Air Movement in CEA Facilities Register
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Trust But Verify: Commissioning CEA Buildings and Systems Register

In 2022 RII hosted a series of workshops educating growers on 101 best practices in CEA.
Please access the on demand recordings below." This is where we will have the 2022 on-demand series listed

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Facility Design & Construction Best Practices for Efficient Greenhouses and Vertical Farms On Demand
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Lighting Best Practices for Efficient Controlled Environment Agriculture On Demand
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Optimizing CEA Environments - Aligning Your HVAC Systems with Your SOPs On Demand
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Controls & Automation Best Practices for Efficient Greenhouses and Indoor Agriculture On Demand


Additional Information - Summer Reliability Program

Southern California Edison has partnered with RII to distribute information regarding their Summer Reliability Program. Learn more about the program on their website and join the workshops to hear directly from their program managers regarding the incentive programs in your region.

Download their fact sheet.

Are you interested in learning more or wanting to structure an incentive program in the region? Connect today.


Workshop Tips

Who should attend? 
Cultivators who are interested in learning about different technologies and applications to bring to their facility to improve their resource efficiency use. Topics covered include facility design & construction, lighting, HVAC, plant biology and more! These workshops are intended to have some level of technical content, however those interested in the field will find value in the workshop series. 

What if I cannot make the time? 
No problem, please register for the event to join the email list. Event organizers will distribute an on-demand recording of the workshop after the event. 

Do you have resources to read prior to the workshops? 
Yes! All of our best practices guides are free and available for your use. Each workshop topic has an associated best practices guide for you to leverage in your continued learning. Access the guide here. 

How will I know about upcoming workshops? 
The easiest way to learn about new workshops is to follow RII on LinkedIn and Instagram. You can also register for the workshop to be signed up for our workshop communications! 

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