Energy Efficiency Best Practices
The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project produced a great summary detailing the enormous amount of energy that it takes to run a high-production marijuana grow facility.
Compared with breweries, which average 6-12% of their operating budgets as energy costs, the typical indoor cannabis grow facility will devote 20-50% of their operating budgets toward energy costs.
There are several factors that contribute to these high operating costs. However, many can be managed or reduced through innovative engineering techniques varying from the lighting systems that are in place to taking advantage of cooling and dehumidification opportunities.