A new cannabis cultivation facility in Massachusetts will use two 200-ton Tecochill chillers from Tecogen Inc. The chillers will provide facility cooling using natural gas with the free waste heat utilized for dehumidification.

A combined heat and power solution, the Tecochill system is expected to reduce the facility’s cooling costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon footprint. According to Tecogen, the efficiency of the combined heat and power system is significantly higher than a typical electric utility. Reducing a facility’s carbon footprint is an important consideration for cannabis cultivation owners when considering compliance with state GHG reduction targets.