Cannabis Production Engineers in Albany, NY and Adams, MA.

Cannabis Production

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) requires a fundamentally different approach than typical comfort cooling. Plant health, and in turn owner profits, depends on a stable environment that facilitates optimal nutrient uptake through controlled transpiration rates. Effectively managing both sensible and high latent loads to maintain an optimal vapor pressure difference is essential. HEA is experienced with the systems and equipment required for owners to achieve significant returns on their investments. 

Through our experience designing grow facilities, HEA has gained hands-on knowledge of the specialized M/E/P equipment required for indoor grow operations, as well as their building utility requirements. Our designs address:

HVAC systems designed for high latent loads in cultivation and curing rooms. These systems must be able to handle low sensible heat ratios that standard HVAC equipment cannot accommodate.

Sequences of operations, controls and integrated BMS systems to achieve precise control of environmental conditions and growing operations, including CO2 concentrations, lighting levels, and power demands.

Pressure cascading to maintain negative pressures in grow areas and reduce odor migration while keeping positive pressures at the exterior to eliminate unfiltered air from entering the facility.

Redundancies / emergency power systems with automatic changeover capabilities.

Phased and / or modular construction plans that allow owners to bring their facilities on-line under fast-tracked schedules to meet market demands.

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Cannabis Production Case Studies

Recreational Cannabis Cultivation Facility

HEA was contracted to provide M/E/P consulting services for a renovation of an existing tenant space to accommodate a small...

Medical Cannabis Cultivation & Extraction Facility

HEA was contracted to provide M/E/P consulting services for a large new facility initially dedicated to medical cannabis production with...

Medical / Recreational Cannabis Cultivation, Extraction & Dispensary Facility

HEA is the engineer of record providing M/E/P consulting services for past and current renovations of a 140,000-sf existing multi-story...