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RII Releases Automation and Controls Best Practices Guide for Cannabis Cultivation & Controlled Environment Agriculture Operations

A peer-reviewed guide to save energy, improve quality and reduce costs Portland, OR. (October 18, 2021) -- RII recently released its “Automation & Controls Best Practices for Cannabis Cultivation & Controlled Environment Agriculture Operations” guide. The sixth release in RII’s Best Practices series, the guide was peer-reviewed by experts in the controlled environment agriculture industry,...
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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 whose mission is to measure, verify and celebrate the world’s most efficient agricultural ideas. RII’s...
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Resource Innovation Institute (RII) and Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) Partner to Bring Efficiency Training & Education to Central Coast Cannabis Producers

Ventura, CA. (September 6, 2021)--Resource Innovation Institute (RII), in collaboration with Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN), will launch “Efficient Cultivation to Increase Cannabis Profit & Productivity”,  a four-part workshop series and virtual classroom for cannabis cultivation operations in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. This training and education program is free to regional...
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Horticultural Efficiency Advocates Collaborate to Evaluate the Energy Savings Potential of Automation & Controls in Cannabis Cultivation Environments

PORTLAND (Sept. 2, 2021)--Resource Innovation Institute (RII), in collaboration with leading energy efficiency programs, policy groups, standards organizations and vendors, will host a webinar on Thursday, September 16,  titled “Optimizing Controls & Automation In Cannabis Cultivation Environments: Best practices on maximizing energy and water savings, and harmonizing efficiency incentive programs.” The workshop is part of...
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RII partners with MSA as PowerScore Scales

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 24, 2021)— Resource Innovation Institute (RII) has partnered with Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) to build on its longtime commitment to data security for the non-profit cultivation facility benchmarking platform, PowerScore. PowerScore was envisioned at meetings hosted by Energy Trust of Oregon and Northwest Power & Conservation Council in 2017. The gatherings brought together RII’s initial...
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Jonathan Eisenberg, Partner in Tress Capital, Joins Resource Innovation Institute Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 30, 2021)—Jonathan Eisenberg, a Partner in Tress Capital, has joined the Board of  Directors of Resource Innovation Institute (RII) as the non-profit gears up to provide cultivation  operations with services related to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) performance. Eisenberg brings over 25 years’ experience in supporting carbon credits sustainability programs, water  conservation,...
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Leading CEA Producers Join RII as Pilot Partners for USDA-Funded Project

Leading CEA Producers Join with RII to Support Data-Driven USDA Project Advancing Sustainable Controlled Environment Agriculture PORTLAND, Ore. (June 22, 2021)—Four leading agricultural producers have joined with nonprofit Resource Innovation Institute (RII) under the banner of its USDA Conservation Innovation Grant-funded project: Data-Driven Market Transformation for Efficient, Sustainable Controlled Environment Agriculture. AppHarvest (Ky.) and Revol...
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Global Leaders Join with RII to Chart a Resilient Future for Agriculture

Global business and environmental leaders join with Resource Innovation Institute to chart a resilient future for agriculture PORTLAND, Ore. (May 12, 2021)—Resource Innovation Institute (RII) has assembled a council of global business and environmental leaders to advise the non-profit on its efforts to serve the needs of agricultural producers facing climate risk and technology adoption....
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Resource Innovation Institute Cannabis Energy & Environment Policy Primer to Aid Governments

Resource Innovation Institute Releases First-of-its-Kind Cannabis Energy & Environment Policy Primer to Aid Governments State, Local and Federal Jurisdictions Benefit from Peer-Reviewed Guidance Facilitated by Leading Non-Profit Organization  Portland, Ore. (April 21, 2021)--Resource Innovation Institute (RII) announced today it has released a first-of-its-kind Cannabis Energy & Environment Policy Primer to provide objective guidance and assistance...
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Resource Innovation Institute Releases First-of-its-kind Handbook for Utilities and Efficiency Program Implementers Serving Cannabis Cultivators

‘Utility Primer’ offers recommendations on program design and market engagement, peer-reviewed by efficiency experts in leading regions where cannabis is regulated PORTLAND, Ore. (March 31, 2021) -- Identifying opportunities to implement energy efficiency practices in cannabis cultivation environments can be a complicated and time-consuming process. Consequently, implementing those practices once they are identified can be...
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