Grow Room Design for Commercial Medical Cannabis
Cleanroom control systems and electrical designs are critical, but so are considerations for structural, architectural, and building code compliance. Modular systems shorten construction times while offering more customization with less complexity and disruption. Cannabis grow rooms with modular components ease adaptation of adjacent structures for independent climate controls and unique production.
Grow Room Walls and Ceiling Heights
Modular cannabis grow rooms feature walls and ceiling structures that remain sovereign from preexisting structures and parallel grows. Cloning, flower, seedling, and processes rooms remain sovereign. Each room is built independently and readily integrates the floors, ceilings, panels, walls, electrical and HVAC system. A modular installation is faster, requires minimal tools, and requires no sawing or cutting. Scheduled delivery of pre-assembled components allows project management around operation-as-usual. Space and construction staging is minimal.
Prefab Grow Room Installation - Modular Prefab Panels
Independent construction of modular cleanroom components allows the removal of grow room walls or individual panels without disturbing adjacent panels, flooring, or ceiling systems. Quick disassembly and the ability to relocate grow rooms reduces labor burdens and favors ever-changing production layouts. Downtime and disruption of adjacent work spaces or grow rooms is minimal. Parallel, non-destructive builds reduce overall build time and mitigate intrusive noise, particulate, or foot traffic of traditional construction activities. The flexibility of modular designs allows the retrofitting of new structures around previously existing HVAC, electrical, and production systems.
Tax Advantages of Modular Cannabis Grow Rooms
Conventional building construction uses a depreciation schedule of 39 years, while modular construction is depreciated over 7 years. Temporary structures decrease tax burdens and offer a faster return on investment. The entire structure is a depreciable asset. The write-off-speed is an enormous benefit, given the current tax implications and rapid growth of the cannabis industry.
California Requirements for Multi-Stage Cannabis Grows
The Bureau of Cannabis prioritizes a hefty increase in regulations for cannabis cultivation. Partitioned dividing walls allow clear and clean separation between seedling, growing or processing spaces.These are some 8106 notations that will shape designated cultivation space: (A) Canopy area(s) (which contain mature plants, at any point in time) including aggregate footage (B) Area(s) outside of the canopy where only immature plants shall be maintained, if applicable (C) Designated pesticide and other agricultural chemical storage area(s) (D) Designated processing area(s) if the licensee will process on site (E) Designated packaging area(s) if the licensee will package products on site (F) Designated composting area(s) if the licensee will compost cannabis waste on site (G) Designated secured area(s) for cannabis waste if different than subsection (F) above (H) Designated area(s) for harvested cannabis storage
Air Flow and HVAC Systems for Grow Rooms and Corridors
Particulate in the air tends to either float around or stick to near surfaces. Most airborne particles will slowly settle, with the settling rate dependent on the size of the particle.
Air Flow and Pressure Design for Medical Cannabis Grows
Positive pressure grow rooms elevate room pressure so that outside air is not reintroduced if walls and panels have gaps, seams, and leaks in ceiling fixtures or conduits. Higher air pressure in a centralized room ensures that dirty air from surrounding rooms does not permeate into cleaner spaces, thus helping cannabis growers prevent cross contamination via air currents or human-borne traffic.
Power distribution modules provide circuit protection and large-scale device amplification including support for lights and fan filters. These systems simplify cleanroom installation but do not provide a simple mechanism for automating or adjusting power levels dynamically. Remote air balancing systems route fan filter controls to a central control for macro and micro adjustments.
Air Filters and Efficiency
Throughout the life of a filter, particulate slowly clogs air passage and air velocity decreases. Small speed adjustments ensure that the growing operation maintains an ideal air exchange and pressure cascade throughout each grow room or processing area. Independent velocity control also extends the life of the filters by eliminating unnecessary air flow loads while also decreasing energy costs.