Brian Zimmerman, PE, has over 35 years of experience in the Commercial HVAC Engineering and Design market. The past 13 years, Mr. Zimmerman has designed over 350 Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Facilities across the US and Canada.
Mr. Zimmerman is an expert in sizing and specifying HVAC equipment in the indoor cannabis and controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) markets. His specialty is in HVAC equipment sizing, control, and capabilities for maintaining stable design setpoints for temperature and relative humidity (RH).
Litigation Support - A Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, Arizona, and California, Mr. Zimmerman provides expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. Cases include issues with cannabis cultivation and other indoor agriculture facilities. Services include on-site inspection, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Areas of Expertise:
Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Environment
Cannabis Cultivation Engineering
Indoor Cannabis HVAC Requirements
Vapor Pressure Differentials (VPD)
Background Experience - Mr. Zimmerman served as the Executive Vice President of Engineering at Urban-Gro, Inc. from 2019 through August 2022. He was previously the President and Owner of Impact Engineering, Inc., a company acquired by Urban-Gro in March 2019. Mr. Zimmerman founded this company in 1997 to provide full-service HVAC, plumbing, and electrical engineering, and consulting for the cannabis commercial development industry.
In 2009, Mr. Zimmerman and his team at Impact Engineering designed the first cultivation facility in Colorado for Medicine Man Technologies. Since then, Impact Engineering has designed over 350 cannabis cultivation facilities across the US and in Canada. Mr. Zimmerman has perfected the ability to size and control the indoor environment with mechanical equipment to maximize the quantity, quality, health and consistency of product from harvest-to-harvest.