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 clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household service, were committed not only to our clients but to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, fantastic grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to progressively purchase energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting yearly natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy cost savings of around $42,200.
In 2015, when it was time to install 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 large area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse remains quite continuous,” said Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, providing exceptional light quality for plant growth. Roofing system vents in each bay enable natural ventilation. The gable design has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal curtain, which Baumans plans to set up in the future.
Because of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help offset the added cost.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest assured, well be doing more jobs in the future,” stated Bauman.
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