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Retrofits - Indoor Agriculture Energy Savings Deep Dive #1(Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership 2020)


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Cannabis |  Crop |  Cultivation Approach |  Indoor |  Massachusetts  |  Region |  Educational Content |  Harvesting Savings Workshops
Faculty:
Derek Smith |  Dario Boyce |  Douglas Oppedal
Duration:
1 hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Nov 05, 2020
License:
Never expires.


Description

 

Training Overview:

Learn the ins and outs of making indoor agriculture projects energy efficient through this information-packed, interactive workshop series designed exclusively for MEP engineers. Get tips on supporting your cultivation customers with the best resources on reducing expenses and improving plant quality. Engage directly with the experts who are designing and servicing the most efficient warehouse and greenhouse cultivation projects in the country.

 

  • Retrofitting existing buildings for cultivation facilities: energy sources and fuel mixes

  • Dehumidification, cooling, and energy recovery approaches in new and existing HVACD systems and energy efficiency opportunities

  • Automation & controls strategies for new and existing HVACD and lighting systems

  • Demand reduction opportunities and demand response approaches for new and existing CEA facilities

 

Event Benefits:

After completing these classes, you will have experience in:

  • Understanding challenges cultivators face with retrofits and new construction projects from real facility examples

  • Designing and optimizing cannabis cultivation processes for efficient operations

  • Comparing and contrasting the varying types of HVACD, lighting, and controls systems used for industrial cannabis production processes

  • Identifying the most cost-effective strategies for energy efficiency and implementing them with program administrators

  • Planning for flexible demand management in cannabis cultivation operations

  • Commissioning installed systems and verifying performance to achieve demand reductions and energy savings

 

Who Should Attend:

Building Owners, Managers, Consultants, EVERSOURCE Engineers, NGRID Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Utility Vendors, and all those interested in Advanced Building Systems.

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Faculty

Derek Smith's Profile

Derek Smith Related seminars and products

Executive Director

Resource Innovation Institute


As Executive Director, Derek provides overall leadership and strategic direction. Derek engages RII’s advisory bodies, including the Strategic Advisory Council and Technical Advisory Council Leadership Committees, develops global partnerships and oversees the organization’s policy work.

Before RII, Derek led Clean Energy Works, recognized as one of the most successful American Recovery & Reinvestment Act ("stimulus") programs. He has directed energy programs for the City of Portland, managed operations for a VC-backed start-up and created an award-winning corporate sustainability program for a national retailer. Derek has testified to the US Senate Energy Committee and briefed the US Secretary of Energy.

Derek enjoys playing and listening to a range of music, soccer (especially his hometown Portland Timbers), hiking and travel.


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.


Douglas Oppedal's Profile

Douglas Oppedal Related seminars and products

CEA Program Manager

Evergreen Consulting Group, LLC


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