There was inadequate commissioing of a newly constructed indoor cultivation facility. During the rush to get growing, several building systems lacked their desired functionality. The climate management system never performed as promised and powdery mildew (PM) and botrytis (grey mold) are now common in cultivation compartments. Making matters worse is... Read More
Owner’s Engineers provide technical ability to an Owner. These technical professionals fill experience gaps in the development of an indoor cultivation facility and protects the interest of the owner. Owner's Engineering Companies also provide access to a cadre of multi-disciplinary professionals who primarily focus on avoiding design errors. They also... Read More
Cannabis growers in Illinois must improve their indoor cultivation facility design. This is because higher standards are required for energy and water use due to House Bill 1438 (Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act). The Cultivation Center application requires that applicants submit specific plan sets to the Department of Agriculture to... Read More
WHY A BACKUP POWER GENERATOR SYSTEM? An indoor cultivation business owner asks his facility manager, “How could this happen?” Their crop is dying after a storm takes out power in a large area and makes roads difficult to travel. There was no backup power generator or emergency power plan in... Read More
PRINTER-FRIENDLY PDF The indoor cultivation project management lifecycle can be lengthy, complex, and require significant capital investment. The incentive to invest will result from a well-defined market opportunity. Each Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) initiative has unique objectives depending on market participation, owner type, geography, and governing policies. Initial mistakes are... Read More
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