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NY State Efficient Yields: Cannabis Facility Design & Construction, 03/21/2023, On Demand More info »

NY State Efficient Yields: Cannabis Facility Design & Construction

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New York |  Cannabis |  Crop |  Cultivation Approach |  Efficient Yields Workshops |  Energy |  Envelope |  Greenhouse |  Indoor |  Region |  Topic Area
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Although retrofitting an existing building or greenhouse can help enable a cannabis firm be first to market, there are difficult challenges to overcome that require designeers and builders with experience in plant cultivation facilities. Cultivators who plan on simply scaling up their current equipment and practices for one or two rooms often fail to anticipate critical factors for an entire building. For example, greenhouses that formerly grew flowering crops or vegetables were buit in anticipation of pesticides being used, so are not properly sealed or air-filtered. Warehouses and industrial buildings were not built for the high humidity environments that cultivation creates, as well as the need for washdown and sanitation to control disease. Learn from experts in addressing these problems and more. Understand the key performance indicators and targets to guide producers and project teams during the retrofitting phases, reduce energy use and operating costs for resilient facilities, and maximize incentives from your local utilities and efficiency programs.


Topical areas include:

  • Understanding the energy and water requirements of a cannabis cultivation facility

  • Retrofitting existing buildings and greenhouses to cannabis cultivation

  • Building envelopes and MEP considerations

  • Considerations for DIY vs outside contracting

  • Assembling CEA Project Teams

  • The Value of Commissioning Tiered Model 

  • Navigating Codes and Permits 

  • Retrofit Best Practices for Indoor Farms and Greenhouses

  • Operations & Maintenance Planning 

  • Maximizing Technical Assistance for CEA Projects

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