Event: The Energy Downsides of Legal Cannabis

Event Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Event Time: 11:45am to 1:15pm

Event Place: The Century House - 997 New Loudon Road, Latham, New York 12110, (518) 785-0931

Presented By: Mike Stiles, Ph.D. CEM, L&S Energy Services, Inc.

Presenter Bio: Michael R. Stiles is a senior energy engineer at L&S Energy Services where he develops energy audits, feasibility studies for combined heat and power (CHP) projects, energy models, and other activities in the commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors. Dr. Stiles has 30 years of experience in energy analysis and technology and holds three US patents. His work on analyzing and rating energy performance of greenhouses is internationally published and has been cited in the technical literature of cannabis cultivation. Most recently he has consulted for National Grid and NYSERDA on the very first large scale year round greenhouse operations in New York State including industrial hemp farms.

Free PDH Credit

Event Details: The energy intensity of indoor farming is comparable to that of data centers and industrial facilities. Indoor cultivation of cannabis is among the most energy-intensive applications of indoor farming. As more states legalize cannabis, farming operations have multiplied and grown in scale. This presentation reviews the state of the art of the cannabis industry in order to expose the largely unnecessary reasons for its energy waste. A number of different alternatives to present practices are explored. Cannabis is an excellent candidate for small scale local production as a means for curbing its current energy and environmental excesses.

Menu: Salads: Seasonal Greens, Picnic Macaroni, Patato Salad. Entrees: Corned Beef, Stick Chicken, Falafel. Sides: Pickles, Russian Dressing, Grain Mustard, Tzatziki Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Naan, Rye Bread, Rolls. Dessert: Cheesecake Puzzle Bites

Event Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members, PDH is free.

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