By Bethany Moore | November 18, 2019 Community / Education Energy Efficiency In Cannabis Facilities
Tune in to this episode to learn more about energy efficiency in cannabis facilities with Andrew Myers, co-founder, and CEO of ProGrowTech. Andrew is among the nation’s leading, innovative LED lighting experts for horticulture and cannabis sectors, and Co-author, 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. He is also a Board Member and former Executive Director, Arizona Dispensaries Association and Co-founder, Arizona Medical Marijuana Association. In addition to establishing and executing the company’s overarching vision, he is instrumental in driving the implementation of operational, research and product development activities to help expand the company’s footprint nationwide.
Cannabis cultivators are subject to 280E of the IRS tax code and can’t take normal business deductions, so every penny counts. Every cultivator wants to do things better, faster, cheaper, keeping costs down. There’s been a lot of discussion about energy efficiency in facilities and the impact of our carbon footprint in order to grow cannabis – there’s a challenge for cultivators to balance their growing techniques and methods with being conscious of how much power is being used to do so. Andrew is someone who has watched the industry evolve over the years, starting with medical programs’ rules and regulations and then more sophisticated adult-use laws.