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 organization, were devoted not just to our consumers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, terrific grand son. That commitment to sustainability has prompted Baumans to gradually invest in energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting annual natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a brand-new greenhouse, Baumans connected to greenhouse supplier OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays quite constant,” said Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, providing outstanding light quality for plant development. Roofing vents in each bay permit natural ventilation. The gable design has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal curtain, which Baumans plans to install in the future.
Because of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is expected to save an approximated $10,700 in yearly gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentive of $2,400 to assist offset the added expense.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest ensured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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