Indoor Farming: Retrofit an existing facility or build a new one?

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One consideration when designing the build for an indoor growing operation is whether to retrofit an existing facility, or to build a new one entirely. When considering retrofitting vs. an entirely new building, which is smarter from an ROI perspective? Why? Where is retrofit an opportunity and where/when do new buildings make sense?


Sam Schatz – Managing Director of Corporate Development, Aerofarms

Julia Kurnik – Director of Innovation Start-ups, World Wildlife Fund

Caleb Park – Associate, Cushman Wakefield Advisors

Moderator: Djavid Abraham – Lead System Design, Agritecture Consulting