November 2017 Meeting - Cannabis: Explosive Market Growth, Extreme Energy Intensity


The legal cannabis market in Massachusetts alone is projected to reach $1.2 billion by 2021. The race is on for building grow facilities in MA, RI and ME. There are at least 40 grow facilities running or in construction in New England already with new projects emerging weekly. Can VT, CT and NH be far behind? This is a fascinating field that has challenged the best of energy engineers with psychometrics and  plant transpiration theory. Local utilities are on the leading edge of understanding efficiency opportunities for this amazingly complex market. We will touch on; what grow facilities looks like, how they operate, energy consumption and energy efficiency (lighting, cooling, dehumidification, CHP).

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Cannabis: Explosive Market Growth, Extreme Energy Intensity

November 01, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Is the energy intensity for growing cannabis more comparable to; a hospital, a research lab, or a data center? Be there to find out!