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Technical Round Table: Energy Efficiency and Cannabis Cultivation Facilities

December 06, 2018
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center
50 Warren Street
Lowell, MA 01852
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Technical Round Table Event – Energy Efficiency and Cannabis Cultivation Facilities

Cannabis cultivation in Massachusetts is projected to be a $700-million - $1.38 billion business by 2020, with hundreds of facilities seeking state licensure.  These facilities have very intensive energy use requirements – cannabis facility energy use is similar to data centers, at nearly 200w/sf making up 20% of operating costs.   In 2015, Bloomberg estimated that cannabis cultivation facilities made up almost 45% of the new power demand in Colorado. 

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission oversees a newly-created working group of state agencies to help develop best practices regarding energy efficiency and water usage.  This working group and the new industry it serves will need the expertise of the energy engineering community.

 Join us for a full day event as we explore a number of topics in depth about these fascinating facilities:

  • Benchmarking and energy intensity of cannabis cultivation facilities
  • Biological requirements of the plant during various life cycle periods, overall requirements for successful growth
  • HVAC requirements, best practices, equipment, facility management, energy management
  • Lighting options and requirements
  • Water use and re-use for cannabis facilities
  • Energy supply options, contractual issues
  • Policy development and code issues

This all-day event is scheduled for December 6, 2018 and will be held at the UMASS Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852.  Registration is at 8:00 AM.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.  Two networking breaks are scheduled.  To register, go to:  www.aeenewengland.org  Registration opens 7/20.

Keynote speaker: Commissioner Katherine Doyle of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. 

 

Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor

Exhibitors - $750 before 11/6, $1,000 after. Please register through our website. There will be a $150 nonrefundable deposit due at registration. Please mail a check for the balance by 11/6, made out to "AEE New England Chapter" to 27 Industrial Ave., Unit #6, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Exhibitor Benefits:

  • Exhibits run from 8AM - 4PM. Space is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Corporate name on all printed materials.
  • Corporate name on all web-based materials.
  • Corporate name on projection screen during the meeting.
  • One complimentary registration to the conference.
  • Opportunity to include corporate materials in conference packet.
  • Each booth is furnished with one 6' draped table and two folding chairs.

 

Sponsors - $350 before 11/6, $500 after. Please register through our website. There will be a $70 nonrefundable deposit due at registration. Please mail a check for the balance by 11/6, made out to "AEE New England Chapter" to 27 Industrial Ave., Unit #6, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Corporate name on all printed materials.
  • Corporate name on all web-based materials.
  • Corporate name on projection screen during the meeting.
  • One complimentary registration to the conference.
  • Opportunity to include corporate materials in conference packet.

 

Luncheon Sponsor - $1,000 please contact Carter Wall at cwall@franklinbeachenergy.com if interested. A single luncheon sponsorship is available, eligible for all of the above benefits, plus:

  • Sign with corporate logo on buffet tables.
  • Introduce keynoter at lunch.

 

Please contact Carter Wall at cwall@franklinbeachenergy.com for more information.

 

Call for Speakers

Speakers with specific cannabis facility experience in HVAC, humidity control, water use and re-use and lighting applications as well as consulting engineers with this experience are encouraged to contact us.   Please contact Kathy Stanley at kastanely1977@gmail.com.

Our thanks to the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, for hosting this event. 

 

AEE New England thanks the following partners for sponsoring this event:

 

Tickets

$400.00 Conference Exhibitor Package
$150.00 Earlybird rate before November 6

$220.00 AEE Cannabis Technical Roundtable Sponsor
$70.00 Earlybird rate before November 6