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Cannabis Industry & Sustainability Panel

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Starts On - February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Ends On - February 22, 2018 - 8:00pm
2661 17th Street
Denver , CO 80211

Join the Emerging Professional Committee and other like-minded green building folks to learn more about the cannabis industry and what sustainability initiatives are being done in this fast growing industry.


  • 6-6:30 p.m. — Networking
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. — Panel discussion
  • 7:30-8 p.m. — Audience Q&A and additional networking

Event partner: The Lighting Agency

While USGBC does not take a position on the legalization of marijuana, it recognizes that the cannabis industry is one of the nation's most energy intensive industries and can often demand the use of 24-hour indoor lighting, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning at grow sites.

At present, legalized indoor marijuana-growing operations account for 1 percent of total electricity use in the U.S. which equates to a production of 15 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. As the number of states that legalize recreational marijuana continues to grow and without the use of efficient equipment, these facilities will be responsible for vastly increasing greenhouse gas emissions and an intensifying demand on the power grid.