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 consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family service, were committed not just to our clients however to being great stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, great grandson. That commitment to sustainability has prompted Baumans to steadily invest in energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting yearly natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy expense savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up 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 large space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse remains rather continuous,” said Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, supplying outstanding light quality for plant growth. Roofing system vents in each bay permit 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.
Since of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to save an approximated $10,700 in annual gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to assist balance out the added expense.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest assured, well be doing more projects in the future,” stated Bauman.
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