Combining engineering, plant science, and computer-managed greenhouse technologies, KMB can now optimize plant growing systems and increase production efficiency for TAPs. Controlled Environmental Agriculture (CEA) systems provide for full control of the plant environment, including consistent management of light, temperature, and CO2 levels.

KMB recognizes that CEA systems deliver the greatest benefits for technical assistance partnerships, both inside and outside the medically-licensed cannabis industry. Our focus is on the development and management of sophisticated CEA systems using a modular approach. With top-tier technology and financial partnerships, we’re working with clients to increase yield and decrease the cost of goods sold.

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With direct access to capital, KMB is able to accelerate timelines for medically-licensed cannabis businesses. Our modular approach reduces business costs and accelerates the time to market.

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“I highly recommend working with KMB.  I have worked with many engineers over the years and the projects that I have done with KMB have been some of the best architect/engineer experiences that I have ever had.  They are very responsive, experienced and detail oriented.  And the client was extremely happy with them as well. Overall we made a great team with very successful projects!”

~ Guy Kohn, Principal, Kohn Architecture

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Combined Heat & Power has become the industry-standard for TAPs. Given the unique needs of growers in the indoor agriculture industry—and the massive electrical loads required for optimal lighting and growing conditions— KMB has worked to develop industry-leading solutions that maximize output while minimizing costs.

With an overall system efficiency that far outpaces traditional electricity grids, Combined Heat & Power significantly reduces carbon emissions and lowers carbon footprints. Waste heat recovered from power generation is used to meet other energy needs, and recovered CO2 enhances growing capabilities. As a result, the risk of outages is diminished and facilities experience a reduced need for humidity control and air conditioning.

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What are the key benefits of combined heat & power?

Key Benefits of Combined Heat & Power

  • Reduced Cost of Goods Combined Heat & Power increases overall process efficiency and reduces the amount of power consumed by about 30% to 35%. 
  • Increased Quality TAPs experience greater yield and decreased waste using a system with a broad range of operations for cooling and dehumidification. 
  • Greater Resiliency Generating power on-site lowers the risk of power outages with greater redundancy.

Environmental Sustainability Carbon emissions are significantly reduced, leading to a smaller carbon footprint for producers that rely on Combined Heat & Power rather than traditional power.

Whether you’re getting your first grow to market or your 50th, KMB offers creative financial solutions that lower business costs while maintaining the highest-quality product. Contact us to learn more about using Combined Heat & Power today.

Capstone Microturbines provide inherent redundancy, so indoor agriculture facilities are capable of staying online during extended power outages, and TAPs don’t have to invest additional capital in backup generation.

Yes, through out your project with us you will have not only a dedicated point person, but a team that you can rely on.

The KMB mission and guiding principles are the foundation of our culture. These principles guide us in our daily business operations and provide a sense of purpose as we work together to meet the goals of our clients, staff and community:

  • Respond to the needs of each client
  • Create cost-effective customized engineering solutions for our clients
  • Adapt to the changing needs and timelines of each project
  • Apply cutting-edge technology and streamlined processes to increase efficiency
  • Commit to continuous improvement and professional development
  • Foster honesty, integrity, open communication and trust
  • Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of our staff and the public
  • Share our time, talents and financial success with the community

Garrett McCaffety

Director of Specialty MEP Engineering

Office 848.828.9022

Our engineering team brings robust experience, results-oriented designs and solutions, and a time-sensitive, client-focused approach to all our assignments.  With experience in multiple LEED projects and energy intensive markets, we look to propose and implement environmentally sound practices on all projects based upon historical evidence of practical, economical results.

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