Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of providing trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family service, were dedicated not just to our customers but to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, fantastic grand son. That commitment to sustainability has triggered Baumans to steadily invest in energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting yearly 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 brand-new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse supplier 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 consistent,” stated Bauman.
Since of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to help offset the included expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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