Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of supplying trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household service, were committed not only to our consumers but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, fantastic grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually purchase energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of around $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse vendor OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient design 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 rather consistent,” said Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, providing excellent light quality for plant growth. Roofing system vents in each bay allow for natural ventilation. The gable design has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal drape, which Baumans strategies to set up in the future.
Because of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to save an estimated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to assist balance out the added expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Rest guaranteed, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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