AEENE's Technical Round Table: Energy Efficiency and Cannabis Cultivation Facilities, Dec 6, Lowell MA

  • 6 December 2018
  • Start time : 06:00 AM
  • End time : 08:00 PM
  • Event Location : UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA, 01852, United States
AEENE's Technical Round Table about Energy Efficiency and Cannabis Cultivation Facilities
Event Description

Join the Association of Energy Engineers' New England Chapter at their Technical Round Table about Energy Efficiency and Cannabis Cultivation Facilities.

Cannabis cultivation has very intensive energy use requirements - energy costs for cultivators are often 20-40% of operating costs. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission oversees a working group of state agencies to help develop best practices regarding energy efficiency and resource usage.  The state and this new industry will need the expertise of the energy design and engineering community. To that end, AEENE has assembled exhibitors specific to cannabis facility operations and a slate of presenters with direct experience and expertise in engineering.

  • Agenda
    • Event Agenda

      Kathy Stanley, Honeywell

      Welcome and Introductions

      Fran Boucher, National Grid

      Energy Intensity in Cannabis Grow Facilities –

      Benchmarking and Energy Unit Index, actual facility data

      Fred Green, Fred Green Consulting

      Biological Considerations in Cannabis Facility Design and Operation

      John Petze, SkyFoundry

      Application of Data Analytics to Reduce Energy Use and Improve Yield


      Damon Bosetti, Design Lights Consortium

      Topics in Lighting of Cannabis Grow Facilities

      Steve Lafaille, Tecogen

      Gas Engine Fired Chillers for Use in Cannabis Grow Facilities


      Keynote: Commissioner Kay Doyle, Cannabis Control Commission

      Carl Orio, Water Energy Distributers

      Geothermal Applications in Cannabis Grow Facilities

      Lydia Sisson, Mill City Grow, and Ruairi O’Mahony, UML Office of Sustainability


      UMass Lowell’s Innovative Urban Agriculture Partnership with Mill City Grow


      Craig Burg, Desert Aire

      Humidity Control and Heating and Cooling Applications

      Alex Pollard, DOER

      Energy Efficiency issues in Cannabis Grow Facilities – DOER Perspective

      Carter Wall, Franklin Beach Energy

      Energy Supply and Business Challenges for Cannabis Facilities

      Kathy Stanley, Honeywell

      Wrap up and Thank You
  • Cost
    • Tickets
      $150.00 Earlybird Conference Exhibitor Registration Deposit ($600 balance due 11/6)

      $70.00 Earlybird Conference Sponsor Registration Deposit ($280 balance due 11/6)

      $90.00 General Admission Ticket
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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