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Efficient Yields Tri-County: Indoor Optimization - HVAC & Lighting Best Practices

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California |  Cannabis |  Cultivation Approach |  HVAC |  Indoor |  Lighting |  Topic Area |  3C-REN
Dario Boyce |  Eric Noller |  Gretchen Schimelpfenig |  Neda Vaseghi |  Corinne Wilder
2 Hours
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Feb 03, 2022
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Resource consumption of indoor cultivation environments is driven by operation of horticultural lighting and HVAC systems. Learn best practices for lighting and environmental controls in indoor grow operations. Understand how to compete and comply with upcoming code changes. Save energy by automating system controls to account for interactive effects.


Topical areas include:

  • Best Practices for Advanced Controls & Automation in Cultivation: Indoor

  • Understanding California Title 24, Part 6, Energy Code

  • Indoor Lighting Controls & Automation Best Practices

  • Indoor Environmental Controls Best Practices: Avoiding Microclimates for Plant Health


Target audience:

  • Cultivators

  • Operations & Facility Staff

  • Design & Construction Partners

  • Property Owners

  • Utility & Government Representatives



Dario Boyce's Profile

Dario Boyce Related Seminars and Products

PMP – Project Manager

Anderson Porter Design

Boyce is a project manager at the Cambridge-based architecture firm, Anderson Porter Design, Inc., with local, national, and international experience in architecture and design. Anderson Porter Design brings strategy and design to high performance buildings and spaces. They engage clients in a data driven incremental approach which enables organizational learning around the human activities which drive creation of architecture and interior spaces.

Boyce has a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from Wentworth Institute Technology, a Masters in Program Management from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology with a focus on Agile Lean and the impact it can have on the architectural design process, and has his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. Boyce combines expertise in strategic thinking, master planning, multiple-discipline coordination and designing for controlled-environment agriculture to the local, national and international Cannabis industries.

Boyce started at Anderson Porter Design in 2016 after completing his Master of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He has completed internships at Boston College in the Capital Projects Management Department where he worked on campus upgrades and long-term strategic and campus planning efforts; at The Architectural Team, where he worked on several multi-family residential and senior living projects, and Gillespie & Steel Associates (Barbados), where he worked on custom residential homes, retail and commercial buildings.

Eric Noller's Profile

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Energy Resources Integration, LLC

Eric Noller is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer with 15 years of experience in energy efficiency and sustainability. Eric has had particular focus in industrial and agricultural energy management through strategic planning and systems optimization. He works with indoor and greenhouse cannabis cultivation facilities to achieve both cost reduction and sustainability goals. Eric directs ERI’s energy efficiency program implementation services, supporting cannabis facilities with technical support and financial incentives. He has become a trusted resource for cultivation clients to evaluate projects based on initial investment, forecasted cost savings, and operational benefits.

Neda Vaseghi's Profile

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Neda Vaseghi is the CEO and Co-Founder at Microclimates, a software company in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) supporting indoor farming practices. Prior to Microclimates, Neda was the Director of Mergers & Acquisition at Merieux NutriSciences, a food safety company with global operations. Her passion for food and sustainability started early on at the University of Washington. Neda holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health & Safety and an MBA. 


Corinne Wilder's Profile

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VP, Global Commercial Operations


My interests lie in environmental protection and sustainability - whether that has to do with energy efficiency, eco-responsible business practices, researching new govt legislations, or simply doing a community trash clean-up, count me in. I get deeply engaged in program management, analytics and business development activities, as I like to dig into detail in order to determine trends and potential gaps, but also have the bandwidth to initiate and drive new processes internally and externally. I'm looking to continue to grow in this exciting field through new business ventures and initiatives.