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 consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household business, were committed not just to our customers however to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, great grandson. That dedication to sustainability has prompted Baumans to gradually purchase energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting annual gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a brand-new greenhouse, Baumans connected to greenhouse vendor OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays quite constant,” stated Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, providing outstanding light quality for plant development. Roof vents in each bay enable for natural ventilation. The gable style has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal curtain, which Baumans strategies to set up in the future.
The greenhouse is anticipated to save an estimated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall construction due to the fact that of twin-wall technology. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist offset the added cost.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest ensured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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