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 fast and simple for cultivators to organize and submit to regulatory agencies their facilities’ details across a variety of power and water sources.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Manage Commission (CCC) is the 1st state regulatory agency to make use of the PowerScore Comply system. Cannabis cultivators report their functionality by means of Resource Innovation Institute’s Cannabis PowerScore platform, a suite of sophisticated benchmarking tools for meeting regulations and enhancing resource efficiency although also lowering operational expenditures and growing competitiveness. Cultivators might pick to make use of PowerScore Comply for compliance with power and water reporting specifications, or PowerScore Comply & Benchmark to get additional insights on how to increase facility and production efficiency of their operation.
“We’re honored that Massachusetts specified PowerScore Comply for the state’s new cannabis cultivation power reporting specifications,” mentioned Derek Smith, Executive Director, RII. “Massachusetts has created resource efficiency in the cannabis sector a priority, and we appear forward to functioning with other state agencies that are searching to accomplish comparable 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, applying the Benchmark tools to pursue additional possibilities to lower power use and raise brand worth. We applaud Massachusetts cultivators for taking power problems seriously and demonstrating leadership,” Smith mentioned.
In all, RII delivers the PowerScore platform to assistance governments, utilities, cultivators and provide chain pros who serve cultivation customers. The PowerScore Pro service goes beyond basic benchmarking to boost resource efficiency outcomes with competitive functionality reports and year-more than-year insights on resource usage trends.
RII is playing a pivotal function as a lot more states integrate resource efficiency specifications into their cannabis cultivation regulations. Not too long ago, RII and its members helped inform California’s Title 24, Element 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 May well 2020, bringing with each other stakeholders from all through North America to establish a scientific understanding of how, and how significantly, water is utilized for cannabis cultivation so that cultivators have self-assurance in taking methods to be a lot more effective, and so that sector leaders, governments and media can be accurately informed about the variety of water practices of today’s regulated marketplace.
For a lot more details or to schedule an interview, please make contact with Shawna Seldon McGregor at 917-971-7852 or [email protected].
About Resource Innovation Institute: Advancing Resource Efficiency to Cultivate a Superior 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 consists of the American Council for an Power Effective Economy (ACEEE), a former board member of the US Green Creating Council and top cannabis sector players. Its Cannabis PowerScore benchmarking tool represents the world’s biggest dataset on cannabis power use. RII’s Technical Advisory Council is the top multi-disciplinary physique assessing the environmental impacts and most effective practices linked with cultivation resource problems. 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 sector leaders. Pay a visit to our site at ResourceInnovation.org. Adhere to us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Shawna Seldon McGregor