Greenhouse Emissions and Indoor Cannabis Cultivation

A Look At The Environmental Impact Of The Cannabis Industry   Cannabis and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions The cannabis industry is booming and with it comes huge financial winnings for those invested in the industry. Looking at this market from a financial, or even “health or self-improvement” standpoint, it is easy to think that society…

3 Signs you Should Invest in a Sealed Cannabis Greenhouse

Cannabis growers today face a huge range of options for growing structures. Traditionally, there are outdoor grows, indoor grow rooms with lights, and year round cannabis greenhouses. More recently, the cannabis greenhouse industry has expanded to include more options ranging from simple hoop houses to advanced hybrid year round greenhouses with insulated side walls, often…

Odor Control for a Cannabis Greenhouse

The following is an edited version of our article on cannabis odor control strategies for grow rooms and commercial greenhouses, published in High Times.   Why is greenhouse odor control important? Sweet, skunky, minty, fruity… the aroma of cannabis is an essential feature of the crop, and a key indication of characteristics and quality. Cannabis’…

5 Reasons Ceres Designs With Building Information Modeling

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a 3D modeling process used for design and construction in order to more accurately plan and build structures. At Ceres we use BIM software in order to create the most efficient and comprehensive processes for detailed design plans and analysis tools. There are a multitude of reasons why our use…

What is Quality by Design?

What is QbD? Quality by Design (QbD) is a design approach with a focus on building quality into the original product. A product can be defined as a good, service, information, or an internal process. The QbD process is organized into five major steps: defining the objectives and goals, the discovery of appropriate data, design,…

Tuning the Spectrum – An Introduction to Far-Red 

At Ceres, we help our clients become smarter growers by staying at the forefront of greenhouse technology. We conduct our own research on greenhouse systems and collaborate with research institutions so we can continue to optimize our structures. The following is an overview of Red and Far Red light radiation and its effects on plants.…

Supplemental Lighting Strategies for Commercial Cannabis Operations

Are you spending too much on energy costs?   Now that we’ve covered how greenhouse design can save you on lighting costs, and the pros and cons of HPS and LED lights, we’ll discuss how you can increase lighting efficiencies in your commercial cannabis greenhouse with a smart lighting strategy. Let’s review some lighting terms…

LED v HPS: How to Choose the Best Supplemental Lighting for Your Greenhouse

For the second installation of our greenhouse lighting series, we will be discussing the difference between the two most commonly used artificial lights in commercial greenhouse operations - HPS (high-pressure sodium) and LED (light-emitting diode). Read Part 1 here.   A Brief Introduction HPS bulbs create light by sending electricity back and forth through an “arc…

Smart Greenhouse Design Leads To Significant Cost Savings For Lighting

The benefit of growing in a greenhouse, rather than growing indoors, is the ability to utilize free energy from the sun. The sun’s energy is more powerful and effective than any artificial light available. The downside is it’s not consistent. Sunlight intensity will fluctuate depending on a multitude of factors, so commercial greenhouse growers depend…