Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of offering trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family business, were devoted not just to our consumers however to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, terrific grand son. That dedication to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to gradually invest in energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy cost savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a 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 large area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays rather continuous,” said Bauman.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to save an estimated $10,700 in annual gas costs compared to single-wall construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to assist offset the added cost.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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