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 business, were dedicated not only to our consumers however to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, fantastic grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to gradually purchase energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting yearly gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy cost savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a brand-new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse vendor OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains quite constant,” said Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, supplying outstanding light quality for plant development. Roofing system 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.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in yearly natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentive of $2,400 to help offset the added cost.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” said Bauman.
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