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Growing good-quality cannabis and maximizing production (per square foot of space and per year) is energy intensive. Energy use varies based on cultivation methodology and operational efficiency. The total energy costs for indoor cannabis operations typically vary between 20 % – 50 % of total operating costs (~150 kWh of electricity per year per square foot); in comparison, energy use in a medium – larger brewery accounts for about 6 – 12 % of total operating costs.