Wed, Sep 26


The Riverside

How Green is Your Herb? Energy Use and Cannabis

We will be learning about how the Cannabis industry utilizes energy, and how we can make our industry more green!

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How Green is Your Herb? Energy Use and Cannabis

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Riverside, 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

About The Event

Happy September Cannabis Professionals!

This time of year I often find myself trying to squeeze the last bit of summer out of each day, all the while secretly looking forward to the first signs of Autumn! Before we go flipping on our heaters and ovens, let's learn a bit about how we use energy, and in particular how the cannabis industry is utilizing it's energy.

Growing marijuana indoors tends to be a very energy-intensive and greenhouse gas emissions-intensive process. This month, Brad Smith will illuminate the often neglected topic of energy use with recent data and trends from Boulder County cultivation facilities. We will end on a high note through sharing best practices and behavior change which can lower the energy demand and cost of a grow operation.

Brad Smith is a sustainability specialist for Boulder County helping to build, operate, and communicate Boulder County sustainability services. He manages the Boulder County Energy Impact Offset Fund working with marijuana cultivators to offset their high energy intensity through energy efficiency, renewable energy, policy, and other offset projects. He works in a number of other areas including home sustainability, business sustainability, and environmental education.

For more information on these projects, please check out the following:

Energy Impact Offset Fund:

Demand Side Management Study on the Cannabis Facilities in Boulder County:

Tentative Schedule:

6:30-7:00: Arrival and Networking

7:00- 7:15: Welcome and Announcements

7:15-7:45: Brad's Presentation

7:45-8:00: Q & A

8:00-8:30: Individual Introductions

8:30-9:00: Open Networking

Once again, we will be at the Boulder Riverside ( at 6:30pm. There is no Cannabis consumption allowed at this event, so please respect our lovely venue.

This meetup is free and open to the public, so feel free to bring anyone you think might be curious about the Cannabis industry, learn something, or otherwise benefit from this meetup or topic!

Parking is available and free after 7pm in the small lot on the North West corner of Arapahoe and Broadway next to Mustard's Last Stand. Additional parking can be found in the Boulder Public Library parking lot a couple blocks west on Arapahoe past Broadway.

Thank you everyone and I'm looking forward to seeing you at this event!


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