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June 12, 2019

Resource Innovation Institute Releases Primer on LED Lighting

One common misconception among cannabis cultivators is that to grow a quality plant indoors, you need to use the long-held industry standard high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights. As a result, long-time cultivators have often shied away from the more energy-efficient Light-Emitting…
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June 6, 2019

Cannabis PowerScore in the Spotlight at MJBizConNEXT

Join Resource Innovation Institute (RII) Executive Director Derek Smith in New Orleans on June 12-14, 2019 at MJBizConNEXT for an exclusive look into the future of efficient cultivation. RII brings together innovators and visionaries to establish best practices that maximize quality production…
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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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