Massachusetts is initially 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 demand cannabis cultivators to report their annual power and water use. PowerScore Comply tends to make it swift and uncomplicated for cultivators to organize and submit to regulatory agencies their facilities’ data across a variety of power and water sources.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Manage Commission (CCC) is the initially state regulatory agency to make use of the PowerScore Comply plan. Cannabis cultivators report their overall performance by means of Resource Innovation Institute’s Cannabis PowerScore platform, a suite of sophisticated benchmarking tools for meeting regulations and enhancing resource efficiency when also decreasing operational costs and growing competitiveness. Cultivators may possibly select 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 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,” stated Derek Smith, Executive Director, RII. “Massachusetts has produced resource efficiency in the cannabis sector a priority, and we appear forward to functioning with other state agencies that are seeking to attain comparable final results.”
Massachusetts leads the nation on power efficiency, according to the American Council for an Power-Effective Economy (ACEEE) 50-State Scorecard, and is the initially 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 numerous of the PowerScore Comply customers go beyond compliance, working with the Benchmark tools to pursue additional possibilities to decrease power use and boost brand worth. We applaud Massachusetts cultivators for taking power concerns seriously and demonstrating leadership,” Smith stated.
In all, RII offers the PowerScore platform to assistance governments, utilities, cultivators and provide chain pros who serve cultivation consumers. The PowerScore Pro service goes beyond very simple benchmarking to boost resource efficiency outcomes with competitive overall performance reports and year-more than-year insights on resource usage trends.
RII is playing a pivotal part as much more states integrate resource efficiency needs into their cannabis cultivation regulations. Lately, 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 lately initiated the Cannabis Water Operating Group in May perhaps 2020, bringing collectively stakeholders from all through North America to establish a scientific understanding of how, and how substantially, water is made use of for cannabis cultivation so that cultivators have self-confidence in taking measures to be much more effective, and so that sector leaders, governments and media can be accurately informed about the variety of water practices of today’s regulated industry.
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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 far better 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 Creating Council and major 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 major multi-disciplinary physique assessing the environmental impacts and ideal practices related with cultivation resource concerns. 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 sector leaders. Go to our internet site at ResourceInnovation.org. Adhere to us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Shawna Seldon McGregor