Cannabis Facility Design
We provide professional design & project management services for dispensaries, grow and processing facilities.
Limit your exposure to the daily regulatory changes by building a code compliant facility. It appears to us that many of the early facilities may be shut down at any moment because they are not meeting basic code requirements. For example, labs may get shut down by Public Works for not filtering their waste water adequately. Similarly, a fire marshal can shut down a grow facility due to not meeting egress requirements or running extensions cords to LED lighting. In rural jurisdictions, a fire marshal may hold a project hostage if he or she is unfamiliar with C1D1 rooms.
Operators who take the time to build a code compliant facility may not get up and running as quickly, but will likely surpass those who get red tagged due to a regulator who decides to crack down. Remodeling a lab introduces contaminants (dust, mold or other strains) that could be financially catastrophic. Additionally, many facilities may not be meeting their Conditions of Approval, which means the city or county may threaten to revoke a Use Permit due to something like a neighbor complaining about inadequate parking. The daily cost of being shut down is far greater than designing a code compliant facility.
We work with knowledgeable consultants, engineers and installers to ensure your project operates efficiently. If you are interested in environmental stewardship, such as providing 100% of your own electricity, or optimizing water use, then we are particularly interested in working with you.
Our services include:
1. Planning & Licensing application assistance
2. Strategic Planning & Community Outreach
3. Planning Commission & City Council assistance
4. Consultant Coordination
5. ADA Accessibility
6. Fire & Egress
7. Health Department regulations (State & Local)
8. Security Planning assistance
9. Wet Labs, C1D1, Extraction, Edible & Non-Edible
10. Project Schedule & Budget
11. Bidding, Negotiation, Contractor & Subcontractor coordination
12. Construction Contracts & Administration
Plus we have 20 years of experience with sustainability and green building, including 18 LEED certified projects and many Net Zero Energy buildings.
Renewable Energy Systems
Water Efficiency & Waste Water Treatment
Indoor Environmental Quality