Massachusetts is 1st state to leverage power and water compliance reporting service
BOSTON (Sept. 1, 2020)─Resource Innovation Institute (RII) has launched PowerScore Comply, the nonprofit’s compliance reporting service offered to governments who demand cannabis cultivators to report their annual power and water use. PowerScore Comply tends to make it rapid and quick for cultivators to organize and submit to regulatory agencies their facilities’ information and facts across a variety of power and water sources.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Handle Commission (CCC) is the 1st state regulatory agency to make use of the PowerScore Comply plan. Cannabis cultivators report their functionality via Resource Innovation Institute’s Cannabis PowerScore platform, a suite of sophisticated benchmarking tools for meeting regulations and enhancing resource efficiency even though also minimizing operational expenditures and escalating competitiveness. Cultivators could pick to make use of PowerScore Comply for compliance with power and water reporting needs, or PowerScore Comply & Benchmark to achieve additional insights on how to boost facility and production efficiency of their operation.
“We’re honored that Massachusetts specified PowerScore Comply for the state’s new cannabis cultivation power reporting needs,” stated Derek Smith, Executive Director, RII. “Massachusetts has produced resource efficiency in the cannabis business a priority, and we appear forward to operating with other state agencies that are hunting to reach equivalent benefits.”
Massachusetts leads the nation on power efficiency, according to the American Council for an Power-Effective Economy (ACEEE) 50-State Scorecard, and is the 1st state to create cannabis cultivation suggestions and regulations on power use.
“Expectations of corporate power and climate progress are not only on the rise amongst governments but also investors and buyers. So we’re seeing lots of of the PowerScore Comply customers go beyond compliance, working with the Benchmark tools to pursue additional possibilities to lower power use and boost brand worth. We applaud Massachusetts cultivators for taking power difficulties seriously and demonstrating leadership,” Smith stated.
In all, RII gives the PowerScore platform to assistance governments, utilities, cultivators and provide chain specialists who serve cultivation customers. The PowerScore Pro service goes beyond very simple benchmarking to improve resource efficiency outcomes with competitive functionality reports and year-more than-year insights on resource usage trends.
RII is playing a pivotal part as additional states integrate resource efficiency needs into their cannabis cultivation regulations. Not too long ago, RII and its members helped inform California’s Title 24, Component six, power code proposals, which, if adopted by the California Power Commission, will establish efficiency requirements for greenhouse and warehouse cultivation facilities. California, like Illinois, has stated an intent to ultimately demand power and water use reporting of its licensed cannabis cultivators.
RII also not too long ago initiated the Cannabis Water Functioning Group in Might 2020, bringing with each other stakeholders from all through North America to establish a scientific understanding of how, and how considerably, water is employed for cannabis cultivation so that cultivators have self-assurance in taking methods to be additional effective, and so that business leaders, governments and media can be accurately informed about the variety of water practices of today’s regulated marketplace.
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About Resource Innovation Institute: Advancing Resource Efficiency to Cultivate a Improved Cannabis Future
Resource Innovation Institute (RII) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance resource efficiency to cultivate a much better cannabis future. Founded in 2016 in Portland, OR, USA, RII’s Board of Directors incorporates the American Council for an Power Effective Economy (ACEEE), a former board member of the US Green Creating Council and major cannabis business players. Its Cannabis PowerScore benchmarking tool represents the world’s biggest dataset on cannabis power use. RII’s Technical Advisory Council is the major multi-disciplinary physique assessing the environmental impacts and most effective practices related with cultivation resource difficulties. RII’s Effective Yields cultivation workshops are the only grower-led, non-industrial venues for the exchange of resource effective cultivation most effective practices. RII is funded by utilities, foundations, governments and business leaders. Stop by our web page at ResourceInnovation.org. Stick to us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Shawna Seldon McGregor