US (OR): White paper discussing design setpoints for cannabis cultivation operations

Root Engineers, a professional engineering firm specializing in the cannabis industry, has just published a free white paper titled “Cannabis Grow Operations and Design Setpoints.” The white paper defines critical design setpoints for cannabis cultivators and discusses how these considerations can directly impact energy consumption and ultimately, a business’s bottom line.

“The key to any successful cannabis cultivation operation is to balance upfront costs with operational costs,” said Laura Breit, PE, founder and managing principal of Root Engineers. “Having a deep understanding of the topics we cover in the white paper when designing systems can mean the difference between an optimal growing environment that will result in profits, or one that will set you back from a cost standpoint.”

Cannabis cultivation requires a unique set of engineering considerations that can be vital to an operation’s success, including specialized heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Successful operations will make sure that systems are designed around the correct set of specific conditions, not only to maintain the proper growing environment, but also to minimize costs to meet budgets. The white paper draws on the deep knowledge of the Root Engineers team surrounding design setpoints and how fine-tuning these important settings can affect quality, energy usage and operational costs.

“Cannabis Grow Operations and Design Setpoints” takeaways include:

  • Important information about how dry bulb temperature, wet bulb temperature, humidity, and vapor pressure differential are critical design setpoint considerations for growers
  • Ways in which a knowledgeable engineering team can partner with growers to design systems based on grower-identified facility conditions and design setpoints
  • Understanding how to adapt your growing process to use VPD to minimize energy consumption can be a powerful tool to reduce energy consumption and ultimately your bottom line

Root Engineers is a group of experienced professional engineers specializing in the design of systems that support cannabis cultivation and processing operations. The team’s experience completing over 100 cannabis industry projects offers the unique insights included in the new paper.

Click here to read the full paper

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