Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of providing trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household organization, were committed not only to our customers however to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, excellent grandson. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to steadily buy energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting annual gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of around $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 area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse remains quite consistent,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to save an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction because of twin-wall technology. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help offset the added expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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