Most large scale HVAC projects, such as college campuses, hospitals and office buildings, require central chillers as a core HVAC component. The Cannabis Industry Journal researches whether or not they are a requirement for cannabis grow facilities.
According to the Cannabis Industry Journal, the central chiller falls short in the cannabis growing industry. The requirement for variable conditions and scalable, redundant infrastructure make the HVAC requirements for a grow facility outside of the capabilities of the standard central chiller.
Due to high up-front costs and limitations for expansion, the central chiller may not be the best option for a newly constructed grow facility. This is of particular importance if the grow rooms are to be completed in phases, according to the article.