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 capacity to serve producers at scale. 

Taking part in these working groups will allow participants to be recognized for their subject matter expertise, and give them the opportunity to increase knowledge while joining category leaders from throughout the CEA supply chain. Each working group will produce a related Best Practices Guide that will be distributed by USDA, thereby providing thought leadership value for contributing organizations.

  • Facility Design & Construction – We are seeking expertise in Architecture, Construction (mechanical and electrical contractors, equipment distributors, controls contractors), Engineering (mechanical and electrical, lighting designers), Manufacturing (greenhouse, HVAC, lighting controls), Energy supply (electric, gas microgrid, renewables, back-up, battery storage, energy as a service), Commissioning (mechanical, envelope), Design Review Boards. 
  • Lighting – We are seeking expertise in Engineering, Manufacturing, Cultivation, Controls & Automation, Research. 
  • HVAC – We are seeking expertise in Engineering, Manufacturing, Cultivation, Controls & Automation, Research.

Irrigation & Water Reuse – This group is on the horizon and will be clarified soon.

Qualified parties are encouraged to express interest by Oct. 1 to Hamza Bahri, Communications & Community Manager, at Hamza@ResourceInnovation.org. Please include qualifications, references and relevant project information.