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Climate Control for the Cannabis Industry using OpenStudio

Indoor cannabis cultivation requires precise temperature and humidity control for a successful harvest, in addition to consuming a substantial amount of energy. Selection and size of the HVAC equipment for such a space must be accurate to ensure the optimal environment, in particular considering the increased use of greenhouses within the industry. OpenStudio is used to design and evaluate various grow facilities each facing different challenges, with the aim of creating custom, highly energy-efficient solutions. 

Amanda Luketa is a Mechanical Engineer at Surna, a Boulder-based startup focusing on providing climate control solutions for the cannabis industry. She has a master’s degree from the University of Colorado and is a LEED AP specializing in Building Design and Construction. Her focus is on using simulation tools to design sustainable buildings and energy-efficient process- and comfort-cooling systems.

 

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On November 7, 2017, the citizens of Denver passed the Denver Green Roof Initiative that mandates buildings over 25,000 square feet to dedicate a percentage of it's roof to green, vegetative space.

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Indoor cannabis cultivation requires precise temperature and humidity control for a successful harvest, in addition to consuming a substantial amount of energy.

April 19, 2018

The process of building performance simulation is often a time consuming task. Significant time can be spent building the model, running/tuning/troubleshooting, and finally reporting results.

March 22, 2018

Did you attend the Building Simulation 2017 Conference in San Francisco and see some really interesting things that you want to share?  Did you miss the conference but want to catch up on what you missed? The Denver...

September 14, 2017

Matt Duffy from Affiliated Engineers Inc. (AEI) will present on using the TRNSYS simulation software that has been publicly available for over 40 years and continues to use a modular, component-based structure to solve energy systems.

August 17, 2017

Dr. Peter Lilienthal will discuss how the HOMER software tool works and use it to illustrate some examples of what microgrids look like both on- and off-grid. There will also be additional discussion about what it has taken to license software out of NREL and grow a business around it, as well as Dr.

July 20, 2017

The collaborative process between designers creating a BIM (Building Information Model) and engineers providing performance analysis via a Building Energy Model (BEM) is challenging! Designing, iterating, analyzing, and revising takes time, and could possibly be a smoother process.

June 20, 2017

Since it's start in 1988, the Wynkoop Brewing Company has been a pioneer on the American beer landscape. It was the first brewpub in Colorado, and was pushed beers beyond the status quo with hand-crafted porters, meads, and cask-conditioned beers. Now is your chance to see behind the scenes!

February 23, 2017

This is a joint meeting with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of ASHRAE. This discussion will update attendees on the important changes made in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 between the 2013 and 2016 versions. The speaker is Sean Beilman, P.E., who is the Sustainable Services Manager at BCER Engineering.

 

Wednesday, January 4th 5:30 to 8pm

January 03, 2017
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