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 business, were devoted not just to our customers but to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, excellent grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to steadily invest in energy performance for more than a decade– cutting yearly gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of approximately $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 in the greenhouse remains rather constant,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction due to the fact that of twin-wall innovation. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to assist balance out the added expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” stated Bauman.
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