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The Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions conference (IAES conference) will bring together influential market actors to shape the future of energy policies and utility programs for controlled environment agriculture. IAES, hosted by RII, and managed by D+R International, provides a unique opportunity to influence the future of efficient indoor agriculture.


Join sector leaders to discuss and elevate innovative solutions that accelerate an energy-efficient and low-carbon future for controlled environment agriculture. The IAES conference is not focused on any one crop, but rather will discuss issues that involve all indoor farming --whether it is the cultivation of flowers, greens, herbs, produce, or cannabis.

An expansive list of topics will be covered around plant production including policy trends, grow efficiency, current and new products and industry best practices. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions, engaging discussions and new experiences relevant to our audience.


  • State and local policy makers

  • Utility program managers

  • Supply chain operators

  • Academics and researchers

  • Manufacturers

  • Investors

  • Growers and cultivators 


Resource Innovation Institute (RII) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance resource efficiency to create a better agricultural future. Founded in 2016 in Portland, OR, USA, RII’s Board of Directors includes the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a former Energy Policy Advisor to two Oregon governors, a former board member of the US Green Building Council and leading cannabis industry players. The organization has unique expertise on data, policy and education related to energy use in controlled environment agriculture (CEA). Its Cannabis PowerScore benchmarking tool is backed by the world’s largest dataset on CEA energy use. RII’s Technical Advisory Council is the leading multi-disciplinary body assessing the environmental impacts and best practices associated with cultivation resource issues.

In 2018, RII advised the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the establishment of the world’s first cannabis energy regulations, and it is now advising other governments on CEA-related energy policies. RII’s Efficient Yields cultivation workshops are the only grower-led, non-commercial venues for the exchange of resource efficient cultivation best practices. RII is funded by utilities, foundations, governments and leading members of the supply chain serving CEA, from LED manufacturers to HVAC engineers.


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