Right-Size Your Cost-Per-Gram

  • 14 May 2019
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Energy 350 1033 SE Main St. Portland, OR 97214
  • 22


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Part of the Efficient Yields event series sponsored by Energy Trust of Oregon. At this valuable session, you will learn from the leaders who are shaping the future of indoor cultivation. At this session, you’ll gain:

  • Knowledge of the highest-value retrofit approaches

  • First-hand views into financials that reveal CapEx and OpEx realities

  • Strategies on financing and staging upgrades to ensure ROI

With additional support from



  • Jesse Peters, Mantis Growth Investments (formerly Eco Firma Farms)

$189/lb. and beyond: Critical decisions to ensure survival from now to export

Jesse was able to sell Eco Firma Farms at a good valuation in the throes of 2018 because of his independently audited $189/lb. production model. Now an investor with a sustainability mantra, he will emcee this discussion.


  • Laura Polk, Green Choice Farms 

Applying energy engineering principles to embed a culture of cultivation efficiency
Laura graduated with a Masters Degree in Energy Engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology. As an accomplished grower, she is leading a culture of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing in this Tier 1 operation.


  • Zach Goodin, Amplified Farms (from Sacramento, CA)

Setting up an LED trial and phase-in while preserving quality
Amplified Farms was featured in a highly-cited 2017 publication by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Zach (or "Zippy") is a long-time regarded grower who was initially hesitant to switch to LED products, and is now looking to transition additional rooms in his operation.


  • Shane Schmitt, Wy’East Oregon Gardens

Designing for the future: Vertical stacking and Free Cooling without External Air Intrusion
Be among the first to get an overview of this brand-new state-of-the-art facility, which received the largest Energy Trust incentives to date. Visual tour provided by General Manager and Owner Shane Schmitt.


  • Chris Smith, PE, CEM, CxA, Energy Trust of Oregon
Chris is a Mechanical Engineer with 18 years of experience in the energy-efficiency industry. He is experienced in conducting energy studies and analysis and managing technology research, measurement, verification and evaluation for large and small businesses. He has also designed, managed, and evaluated dozens of energy-efficiency projects for cannabis cultivation.

Attendance is free. Registration is required. This event is expected to sell out.

Free admission, pizza, snacks, beer, wine, and soda. 

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