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 offered to governments who call for cannabis cultivators to report their annual power and water use. PowerScore Comply tends to make it speedy and straightforward for cultivators to organize and submit to regulatory agencies their facilities’ details across a variety of power and water sources.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Handle 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 minimizing operational expenditures and growing competitiveness. Cultivators could pick out 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 created resource efficiency in the cannabis business 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 initially 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 customers. So we’re seeing numerous of the PowerScore Comply customers go beyond compliance, applying the Benchmark tools to pursue additional possibilities to cut down 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 help governments, utilities, cultivators and provide chain pros who serve cultivation consumers. The PowerScore Pro service goes beyond easy 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 function as much more states integrate resource efficiency needs into their cannabis cultivation regulations. Lately, 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 at some point 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 a lot, water is utilised for cannabis cultivation so that cultivators have self-confidence in taking measures to be much more effective, and so that business leaders, governments and media can be accurately informed about the variety of water practices of today’s regulated industry.
For much more details or to schedule an interview, please speak to Shawna Seldon McGregor at 917-971-7852 or [email protected].
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 consists of the American Council for an Power Effective Economy (ACEEE), a former board member of the US Green Constructing Council and top 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 top multi-disciplinary physique assessing the environmental impacts and finest practices connected 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 finest practices. RII is funded by utilities, foundations, governments and business leaders. Check out our site at ResourceInnovation.org. Comply with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Shawna Seldon McGregor