What Is Cannabis Teaching Us
About Our Agricultural Future?

OUR STORY

The mission of Resource Innovation Institute is to advance resource efficiency to cultivate a better agricultural future. We achieve our mission by focusing our work in three areas: Intelligence, Policy and Education.

Policy & utility coordination

Leveraging Support For Efficient Cultivation

Throughout the fall of 2018, we facilitated 25 stakeholders in making recommendations to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on how it could adapt its cannabis energy and climate regulations, the first in the world. We are now advising Illinois and California, as well as other states, provinces and countries, on regulatory and incentive-based approaches, rulemaking, code development and stakeholder facilitation. Through our Utility Working Group on Controlled Environment Agriculture and our partnerships with organizations like DesignLights Consortium, we increase uptake of program design best practices, including the advancement of prescriptive incentives on technologies such as LED lighting.

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Education

Best Practices Knowledge Transfer

With our Efficient Yields cultivation workshops and our Cultivation Best Practices Guides, we convene peer-reviewed guidance and dialogues that are shaping the industry standards of the future.

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LEADERS IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

RII is moving the industry a giant leap forward with the Cannabis PowerScore by helping companies like ours obtain a clear picture of financials while working to minimize our environmental footprint. They’re a partner we trust to maintain our information in strict confidence and an invaluable asset for growth in this highly competitive market.

Jesse Peters and Kate Guptill, Eco Firma Farms, Oregon

Proud to be called "...blandly named but increasingly influential..."

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

The PowerScore tool has helped Yerba Buena analyze the efficiencies of our power usage and has helped us understand the effectiveness of our resource management strategies.

Casey Rivero, Director of Cultivation, Yerba Buena

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