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Why Indoor CEA Operators Should Consider a Retrocommissioning Study

Reduced energy consumption, increased performance, and utility rebates are incentives   Conducting a retrocommissioning study on a controlled environment agriculture (CEA) facility is a multi-stakeholder endeavor involving everyone from ownership and facility operators to architects, engineers and equipment suppliers. Together…
November 29, 2022
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Resource Innovation Institute seeks subject matter experts to advise on USDA funded best practices guidance for CEA producers

Portland, Ore. (September 22, 2021)--Resource Innovation Institute (RII), is currently recruiting for the following Technical Advisory Council working groups to support our USDA project titled Data-Driven Market Transformation for Efficient, Sustainable Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). RII is a non-profit organization…
September 30, 2021
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RII Recruiting Next Round of CEA Producers for USDA Project

Resource Innovation Institute is seeking the participation of eligible producers for its USDA Conservation Innovation grant-funded project: Data-Driven Market Transformation for Efficient, Sustainable Controlled Environment Agriculture.  The producers will be representing a wide range of facility types, geographic locations, cultivation…
September 10, 2021
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A View Into Development of PowerScore’s Emissions KPIs

In January 2021, RII launched the Emissions Working Group (EWG) of the Technical Advisory Council to standardize the methodology for quantifying emissions associated with indoor agriculture, determine data the market needs to understand the emissions impacts and benefits of controlled…
September 10, 2021
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RII Recruiting for USDA Working Groups: Interest requested by Oct. 11

Resource Innovation Institute continues building the Technical Advisory Council Working Groups for its USDA Conservation Innovation Grant-funded project: Data-Driven Market Transformation for Efficient, Sustainable Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). This comes as part of RII’s efforts to build processes and the…
September 10, 2021
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RII Launches PowerScore for Non-Cannabis CEA

In late July, RII launched PowerScore key performance indicators (KPIs) for non-cannabis CEA facilities to support the USDA project. Producers now receive performance snapshots for energy and can benchmark performance year over year to analyze changes in facility-level and crop-specific…
August 17, 2021
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RII and ACEEE Embark on First USDA Deliverable

CEA Market Characterization Report will provide an overview of how greenhouse and vertical markets use energyStep one in the three-year, USDA-funded project titled Data-Driven Market Transformation for Sustainable Efficient Controlled Environment Agriculture is underway. RII and ACEEE have begun work…
May 6, 2021
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RII Releases Cannabis Energy & Environment Policy Primer

The publication was peer-reviewed by RII’s Policy Working Group, leading researchers, and policy and equity advocatesOn April 21st, just ahead of Earth Day, RII released its Cannabis Energy & Environment Policy Primer: For Federal, State, and Local Policy Makers and…
May 6, 2021
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ASTM Call for Abstracts for D37 Global Cannabis Workshop

Abstracts focused on Advancing the Field of Cannabis Through StandardizationRII is a member of ASTM and our Technical Director serves actively on subcommittees as well as the ASTM D37 Committee Global Workshop Workgroup. We are pleased to extend this invitation…
April 4, 2021
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Moving from Models to Facility Data

Quantifying Emissions Impacts of Cannabis and Commercial Agriculture with PowerScoreResource Innovation Institute (RII), a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance resource efficiency to cultivate a better agricultural future, provides best practices guidance on resource efficient cultivation technologies and techniques…
April 2, 2021