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Webinar: Conservation Innovation Grants: Energy & Water Benchmarking Tools and Best Practices to Improve Resource Efficiency for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)

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Thursday, 09 June 2022, 2:00

Thursday, June 9, 2022. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Conservation Innovation Grants: Energy & Water Benchmarking Tools and Best Practices to Improve Resource Efficiency for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). Kip Pheil, USDA NRCS; Jennifer Amann, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy; Derek Smith and Gretchen Schimelpfenig, Resource Innovation Institute. Sponsored by USDA NRCS. Register here.

Join us for this webinar during which we will discuss:
- PowerScore, a resource benchmarking tool, offers growers deeper insight into their energy, water, and emissions efficiency;
- Productivity key performance indicators enhance competitive business insights for growers; and
- A library of controlled environment agriculture best practices guides helps operators to optimize crop yields and environmental improvements to meet sustainability targets and become more resilient in competitive markets.

Presenters will explain how controlled environment agriculture facilities (greenhouses and indoor farms) can be benchmarked with PowerScore, a free specialized online tool. PowerScore gives growers key performance indicators and calculates year-over-year changes to highlight areas of excellence and identify pathways for more resilient strategies. Panelists will share how growers and their project partners can access a library of curriculum, attend live workshops, and stream training on-demand on RII’s online CEA Learning Center. The speakers will demonstrate how to create PowerScore Performance Snapshots and share how case studies will celebrate best practices being implemented in the field. These resources can result in improved facility design, support implementation of high-performance equipment, and lead to quicker adoption of low- and no-cost strategies to address multiple NRCS resource concerns.

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