Client: Evan Bliss

  Date: September 2019

  Location: SACO, ME 04072

Medical cultivation facility design in Saco, ME

S3DA Design Engineers provided Mechanical and Electrical design services for the medical cannabis grow facility in Saco, Maine. The goal of the project was to provide precise temperature and humidity control for the grow spaces, having energy efficiency in mind.
The project included the renovation of a 32-year-old distribution warehouse for growing, processing, extraction, and packaging of medical cannabis.
The engineers provided the Mechanical and Electrical design for the facility, which includes extraction RM, biomass storage, product storage, packaging area, cultivation area, and solvent storage tanks.
This highly secure facility is designed with video surveillance of all critical locations, as well as access control, intrusion detection, and design services for structured cabling and audio/visual systems. Lighting specifically designed for plant growth was used in growth and flower rooms. An automated lighting control system were integrated into each room to simulate natural lighting from dawn to dusk.
In the plant growing area, HVAC systems were designed to reduce heat, handle the high moisture load, purify the air, and circulate large amounts of air, while exhaust air was filtered to remove the odors.