When designing an indoor cannabis cultivation facility, enhancing production is crucial and it begins with your blueprint. There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to the interworkings of a successful operation which is why EcoSteel tapped into some knowledge from a few cannabis industry experts who have mastered the art of large scale grow rooms and the potential pitfalls if done incorrectly.
Here are 4 tips on indoor facility design that will help you optimize your Cannabis production:
- Design for maximum power efficiency. The largest cost your operation will experience is HVOC and lighting. Building with an alternative source mechanism such as solar paneling capability will put you well ahead of those using conventional technology. “Efficiency will separate people in the future as prices drop on the cannabis market.” – Kevin Biernacki, The Grove.
- Have a multi-room facility. Having a single room operation is risky. If you encounter a problem like a bug infestation or fungus, you run the potential of losing that entire crop. Make sure to have more than one well-sealed room which will act as insurance for your entire grow team.
- Design for limited access. Your grow rooms are not for high-level foot traffic, so having minimal access points can be a great way to ensure less entry. Practicing full cleanroom protocol with viewing windows are a great way to accommodate visibility while decreasing possible contamination.
- Customize it. Seek a professional with experience in custom development. Your business and grow operation is not a one size fits all, be sure to link up pros who offer design flexibility.
It’s easy to encounter issues when planning a new or additional facility. Many cultivators make mistakes as they go and discover later, more effective systems and methods to create their ideal environment. Avoid the growing pains with EcoSteel’s prefab construction process. We can tailor-make every project, produce a pre-fabricated kit and have all the parts ready for assembly on site.
Additionally, our steel built frames and highly insulated wall and roof panels help to provide a fully customizable climate, from sub-zero temps to dry heat or humidity. Call our office today, 800.587.6604 to learn more about our process and how we can support your project.