Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of offering trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household company, were committed not only to our customers but to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, terrific grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually invest in energy performance for more than a decade– cutting annual gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy expense savings of around $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 design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains quite continuous,” said Bauman.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentive of $2,400 to help offset the included expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest assured, well be doing more projects in the future,” stated Bauman.
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