Just as the cannabis industry has grown at a rapid rate over the past five years, the grow room environment has also experienced significant evolution.
Growers are seeking to produce massive harvests and secure a place in the market, and in doing so are coming up against some major challenges associated with producing at scale.
This is a new frontier for many and a new field that requires different ways of thinking.
The “Secret Sauce” Mentality
One of the top challenges with scaling up cannabis production is the lack of standards in place.
It’s seriously hurting the industry right now by contributing to an information vacuum, especially as it relates to HVAC systems.
In the mainstream, engineers rely on proven and documented standards in order to properly handle buildings they are not familiar with.
An example are codes published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
However, ASHRAE’s codes are geared towards residential and commercial…