Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of offering trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household service, were dedicated not just to our consumers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, terrific grandson. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually buy energy performance for more than a decade– cutting annual gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy cost savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a new greenhouse, Baumans connected to greenhouse supplier OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a large area with two 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, supplying outstanding light quality for plant development. Roofing vents in each bay enable natural ventilation. The gable style has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal curtain, which Baumans strategies to install in the future.
Because of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to assist balance out the included expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Rest ensured, well be doing more jobs in the future,” stated Bauman.
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