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Efficient Yields Workshops Help Michigan Cannabis Cultivators

Resource Innovation Institute workshops will help Michigan cultivators and industry leaders learn the latest about growing resource-efficient cannabis crops The three-event series will explore cost-saving measures on lighting, HVAC and more Lansing, Mich. (March 4, 2020) – Michigan’s commercial cultivators soon will have a unique chance to learn about peer-reviewed best practices related to resource-efficient...
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New Technical Advisory Council Working Groups

Leaders of Top Lighting, HVAC, Engineering & Cultivation Companies Developing Best Practices Guides to be Released at MJBizCon Vegas   Portland, Ore. (Nov. 12, 2019) — Respected experts in the fields of horticultural lighting and HVAC have been appointed to two new working groups within the Resource Innovation Institute (RII) Technical Advisory Council. The new...
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RII Applauds Massachusetts Cannabis Energy Regulation

RII Supports Massachusetts with New Regulations to Streamline Reporting for Cultivators   Springfield, Mass. (Nov. 8, 2019) — The release of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) regulations this week (Nov. 7) will allow for streamlined reporting for cannabis cultivators. The new reporting requirements include a bench-marking feature that will also enable Commonwealth cultivators to measure...
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RII to Host Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions Conference

RII to Host Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions Conference   SAN DIEGO (October 21, 2019) – As California policy makers develop codes for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), Resource Innovation Institute (RII) will convene the inaugural Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions (IAES) Conference, connecting policy makers, utility program managers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, researchers, manufacturers, cultivators and investors...
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Illinois Governor and Lawmakers Set Cannabis Environmental Standards 

RII Commends Illinois Governor and Lawmakers for Setting Environmental Standards  Rules written into the laws legalizing adult-use cannabis in Illinois and Massachusetts create a model for other states to address cultivation-related energy and carbon impacts Springfield, Ill. (August 26, 2019)—The legalization of adult-use cannabis in Illinois brings with it a set of new environmental rules...
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RII to Share Insights at MJBizCon NEXT About Cannabis PowerScore

Resource Efficiency Vital for Cannabis Grow Organization to be Profitable; Data Aggregation Tools like PowerScore to Support Growers   Portland, Ore. (June 3, 2019)—In today’s increasingly competitive cannabis industry, efficiency—including energy, water and waste—is no longer a luxury. It’s increasingly becoming a requirement. And you can’t improve what you don’t measure. Now Resource Innovation Institute…

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Experienced Grower Josh Munk Named Resource Innovation Institute Cultivation Advisor

With Nearly Two Decades of Cultivation Experience and Expertise, Munk will Work to Improve the Cannabis Industry’s Resource Efficiency   PORTLAND, Ore.—July 31, 2018—Resource Innovation Institute (RII), a non-profit organization establishing cannabis industry standards and incentives that drive conservation, has named Josh Munk as Cultivation Advisor. Munk has experience in a wide range of environments…

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Resource Innovation Institute Commends California’s City of Goleta for Including Energy Assessment Requirements in Cannabis Land Use Ordinance

The Ordinance Establishes Regulations for Various Cannabis Uses Within the City, Including the Energy Use Assessment Required for Indoor Cultivation   GOLETA, Calif. — July 19, 2018—As California cities and towns ready their application processes and regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana cultivation licenses, Resource Innovation Institute (RII) applauds the City of Goleta for including a…

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Resource Innovation Institute offers Cannabis PowerScore to Help Cannabis Cultivators Get a Handle on Energy Expenses

With Data on Energy Consumption, the Non-profit Organization Will Be Able to Provide Guidelines to Reduce the Cannabis Industry’s Carbon Footprint   DENVER—MAY 22, 2018 – As more legal marijuana markets open across the United States, communities and the power utilities that serve them are grappling with the impact of increased energy consumption. One organization is…

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Resource Innovation Institute Commends Massachusetts’ Cannabis Control Commission for Stakeholder Inclusion

As the Bay State Prepares to launch its Adult-use Program, Regulators Integrate Stakeholder Input into Clarifying Guidelines on Implementation of the Country’s Toughest Energy Regulation for Cultivators   BOSTON—May 4, 2018—As Boston-area cities and towns ready their application processes and regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana licenses, Resource Innovation Institute commends the Massachusetts Cannabis Control…

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