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Utilities, Policy Advisors, Testing Labs and Energy Engineers Invited to a Dialogue on Emerging Indoor Agriculture Technologies

Portland, Ore. (March 17, 2021)–Resource Innovation Institute (RII), in collaboration with ASHRAE, the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, Efficiency Vermont, National Grid and DNV GL, will host a workshop on Wed., April 7,  titled “State-of-the-Market: Demystifying Dehumidification In Indoor Horticultural Environments.” Register for this free event here.

Controlled environment agriculture operations require climate control systems to maintain conditions optimal for plant growth and development. Managing moisture in cultivation environments is crucial for plant transpiration, and removing moisture from grow rooms can be accomplished using various types of dehumidification equipment, each with its own effectiveness and energy impacts.

Plant transpiration is not well understood by efficiency programs and incentives for high-performance dehumidification approaches are often being calculated using custom assessments of energy savings. Cultivators also struggle to understand how different dehumidification systems affect their ability to provide consistent conditions in their growing environments.

Utilities and energy efficiency programs can benefit from understanding traditional and efficient approaches to dehumidification processes and quantifying the energy benefits using consistent approaches that can be standardized to support a greater number of customers and claim more defensible savings.

Register for the workshop here.

Participants will learn about:

  • Key concepts
  • Market barriers
  • Technical standards
  • Utility approaches

Who should attend:

  • Utility engineers and program implementers
  • Energy code and policy advisors
  • ASHRAE members
  • Cultivation industry supply chain professionals


  • 1- 2:30 p.m.

ET: Webinar with Technology Overview, Testing and Certification for Dehumidification Equipment, Utility Incentive Approaches

  • 2:30-3 p.m.

ET: Breakout sessions for Q&A and Discussion on Data, Technology, & Policy Landscape issues


To schedule an interview or request press credentials, please contact Shawna Seldon McGregor at or 917-971-7852.

About Resource Innovation Institute: Advancing Resource Efficiency to Cultivate a Better Agricultural Future

Resource Innovation Institute (RII) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance resource efficiency to cultivate a better agricultural future. Founded in 2016 to address the resource impacts of cannabis cultivation, RII is extending its services to other energy-intensive horticultural sectors. Its PowerScore benchmarking platform represents the world’s largest dataset on indoor agriculture energy use. RII’s Technical Advisory Council, which includes a Policy Working Group and a Utility Working Group, is the leading multi-disciplinary body assessing the environmental impacts and best practices associated with cultivation resource issues. RII’s Board of Directors includes the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and a former board member of the US Green Building Council. RII is funded by utilities, foundations, governments and industry leaders. Visit our website at Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.