Massachusetts is very first 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 out there to governments who call for cannabis cultivators to report their annual power and water use. PowerScore Comply tends to make it fast and straightforward for cultivators to organize and submit to regulatory agencies their facilities’ facts across a variety of power and water sources.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Manage Commission (CCC) is the very first state regulatory agency to use the PowerScore Comply plan. Cannabis cultivators report their efficiency by way 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 costs and rising competitiveness. Cultivators could pick to use PowerScore Comply for compliance with power and water reporting needs, or PowerScore Comply & Benchmark to achieve additional insights on how to strengthen 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,” mentioned Derek Smith, Executive Director, RII. “Massachusetts has created resource efficiency in the cannabis business a priority, and we appear forward to operating with other state agencies that are hunting to attain 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 very first state to create cannabis cultivation recommendations and regulations on power use.
“Expectations of corporate power and climate progress are not only on the rise amongst governments but also investors and customers. So we’re seeing lots of of the PowerScore Comply customers go beyond compliance, working with the Benchmark tools to pursue additional possibilities to lessen power use and enhance brand worth. We applaud Massachusetts cultivators for taking power problems seriously and demonstrating leadership,” Smith mentioned.
In all, RII supplies the PowerScore platform to help governments, utilities, cultivators and provide chain specialists who serve cultivation consumers. The PowerScore Pro service goes beyond very simple benchmarking to boost resource efficiency outcomes with competitive efficiency reports and year-more than-year insights on resource usage trends.
RII is playing a pivotal function 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 sooner or later call for power and water use reporting of its licensed cannabis cultivators.
RII also not too long ago initiated the Cannabis Water Operating Group in Could 2020, bringing with each other stakeholders from all through North America to establish a scientific understanding of how, and how substantially, water is applied for cannabis cultivation so that cultivators have self-assurance in taking measures 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 market place.
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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 superior cannabis future. Founded in 2016 in Portland, OR, USA, RII’s Board of Directors contains the American Council for an Power Effective Economy (ACEEE), a former board member of the US Green Constructing 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 ideal practices connected 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 ideal practices. RII is funded by utilities, foundations, governments and business leaders. Take a look at our web site at ResourceInnovation.org. Comply with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Shawna Seldon McGregor