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 customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household service, were devoted not only to our customers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, great grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually buy energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting yearly natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a 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 big area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains quite constant,” said Bauman.
Since of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help offset the included expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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