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March 12, 2018

Highlights from RII’s “How to Cut Costs via Automation” event sponsored by Energy Trust of Oregon

Highlights from RII's Feb. 13 "How to Cut Costs via Automation" event sponsored by Energy Trust of Oregon. Summary takeaways coming soon! Interested in an event in your market? Contact Derek Smith, Executive Director, at 503.201.5157 and Derek@ResourceInnovation.org
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January 20, 2018

Welcome to the Cannabis PowerScore™: An energy benchmarking tool for growers of all types

Overview Wholesale prices are falling in another market, this time Oregon. With predictability, each state that regulates sees a winnowing of producers shortly after supply hits a certain level. It is clear that cultivation operators who invest in energy efficiency…
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December 8, 2017

Another way Cannabis Cups can raise the bar in the industry: Natural resource data

At long last, it’s Emerald Cup weekend… Cannabis cups are always inspiring events. The best minds and the most committed hearts join to celebrate the harvest and raise the bar for the industry. On quality. On culture. On what it…
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October 17, 2017

Making it easy to compare grower performance on efficient use of energy

We’re at the Cannabis Sustainability Symposium in Denver this week to launch the beta version of our Cannabis PowerScore™. The PowerScore is a self-audit tool we’re developing to help growers compare their energy performance relative to like producers. Technical Advisory…
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October 9, 2017

Takeaways from RII’s energy-focused Technical Advisory Committee meeting

Last week our Technical Advisory Committee met in Portland to begin the process of developing a cannabis energy standard that will ultimately define what it means to be energy efficient across a range of cannabis cultivation facilities, from indoor, to…
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March 20, 2017

Drain Or Reclaim? How To Prepare For Impending Water Regulations

As regulations on cannabis cultivation facilities come into shape, municipalities will continue to further investigate power, water, and nutrient use in the industry. Working with experienced engineers and consultants, sourcing the optimal equipment, and scrutinizing all essential inputs will ensure…
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