Retrofitting a 116,000 sq ft cannabis facility for sustainable cannabis cultivation

Satori Investment Partners, a Vermont-based cannabis company, announced today that they have worked with Efficiency Vermont to incorporate substantial energy efficiency measures into the retrofitting of their 116,000-square-foot indoor cannabis facility in Middlebury, Vermont.

“Satori has partnered with Efficiency Vermont to ensure that this facility incorporates many energy-efficient technologies to achieve the lowest energy consumption possible,” said Scott MacGuffie, a partner at Satori. “This includes high-efficiency lighting and air circulation and water source heat pump technology.”

Satori purchased the past Conner Homes facility on Route 7 South in Middlebury, Vermont, and intends to turn it into a state-of-the-art cannabis grow and processing facility. Some of the energy efficient measures being used include advanced lighting controls that allow for the adjustment of the light level depending on the stage of growth of the plant, the ability to integrate a sunrise/sunset cycle of slowly increasing/decreasing light to mimic the natural environment and save energy, and utilization of Cultiva water source heat pump technology for efficient air conditioning, heating, dehumidification, and heat transfer. 

“Efficiency Vermont is grateful for Satori’s leadership in helping Vermont avoid greenhouse gas emissions in the cannabis market while at the same time reducing the company’s operational costs,” said Cathy Reynolds, a Senior Customer Engagement Manager at Efficiency Vermont. “Efficiency Vermont supports the growth of new commercial businesses in Vermont with expert advice and incentives, and we hope to work with all of Vermont’s cannabis growers in this emerging sector to maximize efficiency in their grow facilities.”

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