Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded 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 family organization, were committed not just to our customers but to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, excellent grand son. That commitment to sustainability has triggered Baumans to gradually purchase energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting yearly natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy cost savings of roughly $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 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 consistent,” stated Bauman.
Since of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual gas expenses compared to single-wall construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to assist offset the included cost.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Rest assured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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