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 clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household company, were committed not just to our customers but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, excellent grandson. That dedication to sustainability has triggered Baumans to steadily purchase energy performance for more than a decade– cutting annual natural gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy cost savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a brand-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 large space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains rather constant,” stated Bauman.
Because of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help balance out the added cost.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” stated Bauman.
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