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Cannabis Climate System

Growing cannabis for medical purposes on an industrial scale is a challenging and meticulous business. In order to obtain a constant and high quality medical marijuana crop, advanced climate technology is required.

At Enerdes we offer a broad range of air handling units for legal cannabis growing greenhouses and vertical farms, from simple and efficient to high-tech solutions.

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Advantages of Enerdes® Cannabis Climate Systems

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Optimized design for cannabis industry

Enerdes’ climate control systems are specifically tailored for the cannabis industry, ensuring that all aspects of cannabis cultivation, from growing to drying, are supported. This specialization guarantees an environment that perfectly suits the unique requirements of cannabis plants, enhancing growth and quality.

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Advanced automated control

With sensors placed throughout the greenhouse, Enerdes’ system automatically adjusts heating, cooling, humidification, and dehumidification. This precise control, adaptable to various stages of the crop lifecycle, ensures optimal growing conditions, leading to consistent cannabis quality and maximized plant health.

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Comprehensive environmental management

The system’s ability to handle crucial factors like water evaporation from plants, heat from growing lights, and external climate conditions, illustrates its comprehensive approach to managing the greenhouse environment. This means a stable and controlled setting is maintained, vital for high-quality cannabis cultivation.

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Air quality and odour control

Incorporating air filtration and odour control, Enerdes’ systems address crucial aspects of air quality. This not only aids in maintaining a healthy growing environment but also ensures compliance with regulations related to air purity and odour management in cannabis cultivation.

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Energy efficiency and sustainability

The system’s smart use of residual heat and energy recovery highlights its energy-efficient design. This aspect is crucial for reducing operational costs and enhancing the sustainability of the cultivation process, making it an environmentally and economically sound choice.

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Easy maintenance

Designed for continuous operation and durability, along with easy maintenance and cleaning capabilities, Enerdes’ systems offer reliability and ease of use. This ensures minimal downtime and consistent climate control, essential for uninterrupted cannabis cultivation throughout the year.

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Enerdes® Cannabis Climate Systems

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Convection Tubes (⌀ 470 mm till 940 mm)

For precise climate control in greenhouses, efficient air distribution is crucial. Enerdes leads in air hose technology, having developed the double air distribution hose to optimize air flow. Working in concert with our clients, we tailor the perforation patterns of our hoses to meet the unique demands of each greenhouse operation. This dedicated approach is central to our role as specialists in air distribution, reflecting our sober commitment to agricultural advancement.

Cooling Pads: Fan and Pad Cooling System

When outside air is drawn in, the use of cooling pads is the most efficient way to cool the greenhouse. By using cooling pads, the ambient temperature can be significantly lowered.

  • Long product lifetime
  • Use of frames to increase stability
  • Universally applicable
  • Low maintenance
  • Environmentally friendly
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Double Air Distribution Hoses (⌀ 470 mm till 940 mm)

For generations, Enerdes has led the forefront of greenhouse innovation. With our deep-rooted expertise in agriculture and horticulture, we’ve engineered an air distribution system that has transformed greenhouse operations worldwide. Our legacy includes numerous patents in greenhouse technology, with the double air distribution hose being a standout innovation.
  • Unparalleled uniformity in crop growth.
  • Exceptionally consistent and reliable yield rates.

Air Handling Unit (Custom)

Enerdes offers specialized air handling units tailored for greenhouses. Our units ensure optimal climate control, balancing temperature and humidity precisely.
  • Capable of efficient operation in both limited and expansive greenhouse spaces.
  • Engineered for optimal performance in varied climates, from mild to more extreme conditions.
  • An advanced, user-friendly control interface, allowing for precise adjustments for different sizes, path lengths, and environmental conditions in greenhouses.

EC fans (Radial Flow)

Radial EC fans represent an ideal solution for greenhouse environments, ensuring uniform air distribution throughout by circulating air radially.
  • Achieve uniform air distribution in spaces of any size.
  • Incorporate energy-efficient motors to significantly cut electricity use.
  • Offer cost savings over traditional fans with easy, precise control for various greenhouse sizes and conditions.

EC Fans (Axial Flow)

EC Axial fans, optimized for energy efficiency, excel in large-volume, low-pressure environments like greenhouses.
  • Designed to move air parallel to their shaft, suiting expansive spaces.
  • Engineered for cooling, ventilation, and effective air circulation.
  • Customizable by our experts to meet your project’s specific needs.
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Air Extraction Fans (AC Fans)

AC Fans excel at supplying fresh air to your greenhouse’s cultivation zones, enhancing both the comfort level and the efficiency of your agricultural enterprise. These fans play a critical role in boosting the quality and productivity of your greenhouse operations. For added functionality, these units can be equipped with automatic self-closing louvers. These louvers open seamlessly as the fan activates, providing efficient air regulation.

Automatic Cannabis Climate Control

For the cultivation of medical cannabis, the lights-on and lights-off cycle is of utmost importance. The lighting has a huge influence on the temperature and on plant evaporation and thus humidity. Therefore, industrial cannabis greenhouses require an automated cannabis climate control system.

It is very important to realize that accurate greenhouse climate conditions during both lights-on and lights-off periods, are crucial to optimal plant growth and consistent cannabis quality.

Enerdes air handling units (AHU) are controlled based on sensor information of temperature and humidity:

  • The sensors are placed at many locations spread over the greenhouse area
  • Each AHU adjusts its heating, cooling, humidifying and dehumidifying capacity based on the air conditioning requirements of its allocated area
  • Set points for temperature, humidity and air movement may be changed during the crop life cycle
  • Set point adjustment and accurate control throughout the day

The result?

Perfect and homogeneous growing conditions at every location in the greenhouse!

Enerdes provides a complete solution for cannabis climate control that will be engineered and optimized to your specific greenhouse requirements.

Advanced Cannabis Climate Control by Enerdes

Enerdes can provide a complete solution for your industrial cannabis cultivation featuring all of the following components:

Component Enerdes Climate Control System
Design optimized for cannabis industry ✔️
Cooling & Heating ✔️
Temperature control ✔️
Smart use of residual heat and recovered energy ✔️
Humidification & Dehumidification
Humidity control ✔️
Adjustable set-points ✔️
Air circulation, air distribution and movement ✔️
Air filtration ✔️
Odour control ✔️
Designed for 24/7/365 operations ✔️
Designed for durability and easy maintenance ✔️
Installations can be cleaned and disinfected ✔️
Central monitoring and control ✔️
Logging of data ✔️
Remote control and assistance from Enerdes ✔️
Energy efficienct ✔️
Low noise levels ✔️

Cannabis Climate Control Heating and Cooling

There are many aspects that make cannabis HVAC a climate control challenge and that is why it is wise to have an expert company design your climate control.

Enerdes has decades of experience in greenhouse climate installations and has completed many projects in medical cannabis related industries.

3 example factors that determine cannabis climate control:

  • Water evaporation:
    The large amount of water that the plants evaporate. The air in the greenhouse must be dehumidified and compensate for the latent energy load.
  • Heat effects of growing lights:
    The large production of heat created by the growing lights when they are ON, which is completely absent when they are OFF. This is sensible energy load.
  • Outdoor climate:
    Heat and cold from the outside

When selecting HVAC equipment for growing cannabis, we first look at the outdoor climate your greenhouse operates in. Depending on the temperature and humidity conditions outside, it can be determined how much capacity is required for heating, cooling and (de)humidifying your greenhouse.

At many locations, the climate has seasonal changes. Some greenhouses may need to be cooled in the summer and heated in the winter. Enerdes can supply air handling units that very efficiently do both.

Available cooling methods and their suitability for certain outdoor climates and cannabis drying rooms

Regulations for Industrial Cannabis Cultivation

Not only air conditioning is important when growing cannabis on an industrial scale. Many areas will have strict regulations for medical cannabis cultivation operations.

Several important areas to consider are:

  1. Air filtration, HEPA filter grade
  2. Fresh air intake and air exhausts
  3. Odour control

1. Air filtration
The HEPA filter grade is important when one wishes to clean the air from even the smallest particles like viruses and bacteria. It requires powerful fans because the pressure drop over such a fine grade filter is significant. Besides climate control, Enerdes air handling units include filtration with several filter grades, depending on the customer’s wishes.

2. Fresh air intake and air exhausts
Any professional cannabis greenhouse operation will be very careful with fresh air intake and air exhaust. It is essential to be able to control the fresh air and exhaust air volumes and filter the fresh air for high crop quality and prevention of mold, mildew and plant diseases in your greenhouse.

3. Odour control
At the air exhaust, a commercial cannabis cultivation must consider odour control. This can be achieved through activated carbon and charcoal filters or through air purifiers.

All these systems are engineered and supplied by Enerdes and work together very well with the other air handling units.

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