RII launches Michigan efficient yields education platform

02-02-2022    11:43   |    HortiBiz

US- Through a partnership with DTE, Consumers Energy, and Lansing Board of Water and Light, Resource Innovation Institute (RII) is offering education on best practices for lighting, HVAC, facility design & construction, and automation & controls for Michigan's controlled environment agriculture market

Resource Innovation Institute, in partnership with DTE, Consumers Energy, and the Lansing Board of Water and Light (LBWL), is offering a free, peer-reviewed educational webinar series to serve Michigan’s indoor and greenhouse agricultural producers titled “Efficient Controlled Environment Agriculture for the Michigan Market.”

The 4-part Efficient Yields workshop series and virtual classroom is free to regional producers and features vetted subject matter experts from RII’s Technical Advisory Council. Michigan Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) producers will have access to industry-leading resource efficiency and sustainability education on:

  • Lighting
  • Greenhouse Optimization
  • Facility Design & Construction
  • Controls & Automation

“We’d like to thank Michigan’s leading energy efficiency programs for enabling regional cultivators and their construction partners the opportunity to make better-informed decisions about how to run more efficient and profitable operations,” said Derek Smith, Executive Director of RII. “Integrating efficient technologies and practices can drive plant quality and yield, but it’s not always easy to get right. Our Efficient Yields program offers live and on-demand learning opportunities led by experts who have contributed to our USDA-sponsored Best Practices Guides.”

The first live webinar, “Lighting Best Practices for Efficient Controlled Environment Agriculture,” will be held on February 15, 2022 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST. For more information on other scheduled webinars, visit ResourceInnovation.Org/Michigan and click the “Join” button. To register for the first webinar, follow this link.


To schedule an interview or request press credentials, please contact Emily Meshell at emily@spam-protectthemaverickpr.com or 318-564-8195.


About Resource Innovation Institute: Resilient harvests for the next hundred years

Resource Innovation Institute is an objective, data-driven non-profit organization whose mission is to measure, verify and celebrate the world’s most efficient agricultural ideas. We cultivate a better future for all of humanity with our vision of resilient harvests for the next hundred years. Our consortium of members brings perspectives from across the field—uniting architects and engineers, growers and operators, researchers and analysts. Founded in 2016 to advise governments, utilities and industry leaders on the resource impacts of indoor cultivation, an under-studied and resource-intensive market, we have since extended our research to other sectors in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture. To take on the challenges of our changing world, we believe that food, medicine and other vital crops demand data-driven insights, securely shared with integrity. By nurturing the human connections in our complex and dynamic industry, we can build deeply restorative systems for people and the planet. Visit our website at ResourceInnovation.org. Follow us on LinkedInFacebookTwitter and Instagram.


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