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 customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family company, were dedicated not only to our clients however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, excellent grandson. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually invest in energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a brand-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 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains rather continuous,” said Bauman.
Since of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an approximated $10,700 in yearly gas expenses compared to single-wall construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to assist balance out the added expense.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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