Cannabis HVAC

Cannabis producers that have built commercial grow facilities will tell you, implementing a successful HVAC-D system for Cannabis can be a complex challenge. Grow rooms generate 100,000’s Btu/h’s while needing the removal rate of 100’s of gallons of dehumidification 365 days / year! The power required to maintain precise temperatures, humidity, and air flow is more than most other parts of the grow. Add in costs to clear red tape and construction related delays, designing HVAC for your grow can be complicated.

The Constraint Factors
Each grow facility will have its own limitations, here is a list of the most common factors.
Structural
Structurally there are often weight limitations for ceiling suspending equipment and roof mounting equipment. Most indoor VRF equipment is less than 100lbs and the outdoor equipment is less than 700 lbs, making it a viable option for structurally constrained projects.
Ceiling Space
Running out of space in a tight grow room is a problem as old as indoor cultivation. With the need for so much equipment to maintain your grow environment while also maximizing yield potential, it becomes difficult to fit everything in one room.
Electrical
With more cultivation operations popping up around the country in rural areas, commercial cultivation is seeing a difficulty in providing enough electrical capacity to the grows servicing these areas.
Regulatory
City to city we are seeing more areas increasing requirements for energy efficiency. Many cities also require substantial filtration for Odor Mitigation for Cannabis operations.

How to Save Cost
The most advanced HVAC-D on the market today will typically score very high in efficiency ratings, expressed as EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) and IEER (Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio). Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC has an ever expanding product portfolio, with IEER ratings exceeding 30, compared to a federally mandated baseline of 13 or 14 for new construction. Along with high efficiency ratings come lower electrical infrastructure and higher utility rebates to further cut costs.

Further, VRF systems can be installed as ductless when sourced through EasyRoots, which can save costs on supports and ducting. These dimensionally compact systems can dramatically reduce other construction costs, like wall and ceiling penetrations, wasted floor space, and unnecessary piping and pipe supports.

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