November 15, 2022
A facility’s HVAC system not only controls the climate, it dehumidifies and controls the air quality inside the grow rooms, making it another key component in cultivation design. With the majority of industrial cannabis growth happening indoors, it is more important than ever to maintain the ability to manipulate the environment to yield the largest amount of cannabis.
From process engineers to MEP engineers, Epstein takes wide lens look at our client’s goals when designing a cultivation facility. Our comprehensive research and expertise is an investment on our client’s behalf and an added value we provide.
Superior air ventilation promotes growth and mitigates the need for further chemicals such as fertilizers. It also reduces pesky pests that find an otherwise comfortable new home. But what are some other benefits? Consider the heat your grow lights emit overnight. Temperatures too high can wreak havoc, destroying crops. The more conducive method to beating the heat is through excellent climate and humidity control. Some systems utilize hot water or gas to combat the issue, however some merely absorb the air, cool it and return it to the room, providing a more cost effective way to manage your grow room.
Indeed, specialized HVAC systems play a critical role in grow rooms and provide peak performance when appropriately applied by our MEP and process engineering teams. Our complete set of services means complete communication and collaboration with each discipline to ensure maximum operational functions.
Epstein is able to educate clients on various options for HVAC systems. They may range from traditional, to hybrid, to evaporative cooling systems – Epstein’s team uses a holistic approach when deciding which will benefit our client most, or provide them with their desired outcomes, while considering cost and energy savings.
With over 100 years providing best-in-class architecture and engineering services, Epstein is a leading design and construction firm in the cannabis industry, providing clients a hands-on approach to strategic planning, programming, architecture, engineering and construction services for retail dispensaries, as well as cultivation, processing and manufacturing facilities across the United States. Since 2020, Epstein has designed over 20 dispensaries and produced over 1 million square feet in cultivation facility design and construction for our cannabis clients.