Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of providing trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family company, were dedicated not only to our customers but to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, terrific grandson. That commitment to sustainability has triggered Baumans to steadily purchase energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy cost savings of around $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse supplier OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays quite continuous,” stated Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, providing outstanding light quality for plant development. Roof vents in each bay permit natural ventilation. The gable style has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal drape, which Baumans plans to install in the future.
The greenhouse is expected to save an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction since of twin-wall innovation. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help balance out the included expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest guaranteed, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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