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 family business, were committed not only to our consumers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, fantastic grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to progressively purchase energy effectiveness for more than a decade– cutting annual gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy cost savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up 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 big area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays rather constant,” said Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, offering outstanding light quality for plant growth. Roofing system vents in each bay enable natural ventilation. The gable style has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal drape, which Baumans plans to install in the future.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to save an estimated $10,700 in yearly gas expenses compared to single-wall construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive 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. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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