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Trends and Observations of Energy Use in the Cannabis Industry

Trends and Observations of Energy Use in the Cannabis Industry

Jesse Remillard and Nick Collins, ERS, for Zondits During the fall 2016 elections, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, and California legalized recreational cannabis, and three other states legalized it for medical use. This brought the total number of states allowing the sale and use of recreational marijuana to 8, with another 28 allowing it for medicinal use.

The Influence of Lighting Design On Plant Growth

Understand energy efficiency of LED horticultural lighting systems LEDs Magazine, April 19, 2017 There are multiple considerations that a business faces when evaluating light sources to use for horticultural lighting, including but not limited to: light intensity, spectrum, uniformity of light distribution, energy efficiency, and fixture lifespan. Horticultural lighting systems convert electrical energy into light

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A Zondits Interview: MSP’s Dehumidification Technology for the Cannabis Market

Nick Collins, ERS, for Zondits Zondits recently interviewed Walter Stark, CTO of MSP Technology, on the dehumidification equipment they have designed for the indoor agricultural and cannabis markets. We hoped to get a better understanding of the systems that MSP offers, the energy advantages, and what brought them to the indoor cannabis cultivation market. What

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Tuning the PAR & Light Spectrum to Influence Indoor Agriculture Growth

Nick Collins, ERS, for Zondits In recent years, LED lighting has had a transformative effect on the interior and exterior lighting markets by offering lamps and fixtures with high levels of efficacy and flexibility of application. Another market is poised for transformation through the application of LED fixtures, but this time it is the indoor

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New Opportunities for Energy Efficiency: Marijuana Growing Ops

Todd Winner, ERS, for Zondits Energy efficiency programs are increasingly looking for new measures that can generate energy and peak demand savings for customers and their programs. Energy efficiency measures typically considered  “low-hanging fruit,” such as lighting upgrades in interior commercial spaces and the installation of high-efficiency HVAC units in new construction projects, are becoming

LED Lighting Sustainable Urban Farming

LED Lighting Crucial for Sustainable Urban Farming

Why LEDs have a key role in the horticulture revolution Lux, July 11, 2016 Since the discovery was made that the spectrum of light offered to plants can change plant properties (for example, blossom and fruit growth rates), there has been an enormous increase in the interest shown by the horticultural industry in LEDs. This

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Lighting and Indoor Agriculture

Todd Winner for Zondits. January 12, 2016. Image credit: fotobias The retail marijuana market is booming. Among the 23 states that have legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes, as well as the 4 states (and Washington D.C.) that have legalized cannabis for recreational use, the demand is rising. And with other states currently looking to legalize

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The Pot Industry’s Electrical Demands Soar

Power-hungry pot industry taxing U.S. electrical grids The Seattle Times, December 22, 2015. Image credit: EnriqueMendez The facilities in the 23 states where marijuana is legal are responsible for greenhouse-gas emissions almost equal to those of every car, home and business in New Hampshire. The $3.5 billion U.S. cannabis market is emerging as one of the nation’s

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