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Technical Advisory Committee Session 9/26/17

Resource Innovation Institute announces additional
Technical Advisory Committee members as it prepares to release groundbreaking cannabis energy standard


New members include major utilities, lighting manufacturers, HVAC manufacturers, emerging technology providers, California energy compliance experts,
greenhouse facility designers and cannabis brands


Portland, Oregon – September 25, 2017 – Resource Innovation Institute (RII), the only non-profit organization addressing energy and water conservation in the cannabis industry, is bolstering its Technical Advisory Committee as it prepares to release the industry’s first energy efficiency standard, according to RII Executive Director Derek Smith.


“We are honored to engage the best minds grappling with resource efficiency in the cannabis industry,” said Smith. “This body of experts will quite literally shape the future of this industry.”


The following members will join the existing roster of the Technical Advisory Committee as it meets Sept. 26 to review a groundbreaking cannabis energy standard.


Francis Boucher, National Grid (MA)

Jonathan Cachat, PhD, CCV Research (OH)

Duncan Campbell, Scale Microgrid Solutions (NY)

Keith Coursin, Desert Aire (WI)

Vince Harkiewicz, Grownetics (CO)

Brandy Keen, Surna (CO)

Kurt Parbst, Envirotech Cultivation Solutions (CA)

Amanda Potter, Energy Trust of Oregon (OR)

Michael Wheeler, Flow Kana (CA)

Corinne Wilder, Fluence Bioengineering (TX)

Tommy Young, E3 California (CA)

The full roster of RII’s Technical Advisory Committee can be found at


About Resource Innovation Institute

Resource Innovation Institute (RII) sets industry standards, convenes leadership events and advocates for effective policies, incentives and regulations that advance an energy and water efficient future for cannabis. As an objective, research-based, non-profit partner, we help the legal cannabis sector achieve sustainability outcomes, advance constructive industry oversight and generate increased profitability and market differentiation. We fulfill our mission by curating venues for the exchange and validation of best practices among producers, manufacturers, utilities, design and construction professionals, and policymakers.


Please contact Derek Smith, Executive Director, at 503.201.5157 and for more information.

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