Skip to main content
On Demand

Efficient Yields Tri-County: Sungrown Efficiency - Optimizing the Energy-Water Nexus

Average Rating:
Not yet rated
3C-REN |  California |  Cannabis |  Cultivation Approach |  Sungrown |  Topic Area |  Water
Chris Burd |  Chris Dillis |  Kyle Lisabeth |  Daniel Putnam |  Gretchen Schimelpfenig
1 Hour 59 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 07, 2022
Never expires.


Resource consumption of outdoor cultivation environments is driven by water usage, which has its own impact on energy usage. Additionally, starting plants in protected environments has associated energy impacts. Learn best practices for lighting and environmental controls for hardy starts before bringing plants to the field. Understand how to maximize productivity while minimizing water and energy consumption.


Topical areas include:

  • Best Practices for Hardy Starts

  • Cannabis Water Benchmarks for California

  • Resource Benchmarking for Water Efficiency and Productivity


Target audience:

  • Cultivators

  • Operations & Facility Staff

  • Design & Construction Partners

  • Property Owners

  • Utility & Government Representatives



Chris Burd's Profile

Chris Burd Related Seminars and Products

Director of IPM and Plant Health

Central Coast Agriculture, Inc.

Chris is the Director of IPM and Plant Health at Central Coast Agriculture, Inc., which is a leading California cannabis cultivator in Santa Barbara County. He attended Cal Poly and acquired a B.S. in Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science with a concentration in Fruit Science and a Minor in Plant Protection. He started his agricultural career as a Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist focused on the irrigation of Citrus, Avocado, Stone Fruit, Blueberries, Kiwi, and Olives. He then progressed to becoming a CDPR licensed Pest Control Advisor and Qualified Applicator in California’s viticulture industry before transitioning to cannabis cultivation. Chris currently is responsible for the IPM and Nutrient Management Programs for almost 100 acres of outdoor cannabis production.

Chris Dillis's Profile

Chris Dillis Related Seminars and Products

University of California, Berkeley

Kyle Lisabeth's Profile

Kyle Lisabeth Related Seminars and Products

Vice President - Horticulture

Silver Bullet Water Treatment

Daniel Putnam's Profile

Daniel Putnam Related Seminars and Products

Professor of Extension

University of California, Davis