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 company, were devoted not just to our clients however to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, great grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to steadily purchase energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting annual gas usage 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 vendor OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays quite constant,” stated Bauman.
Because of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to save an estimated $10,700 in yearly natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to help balance out the included cost.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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