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 consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family organization, were devoted not only to our clients however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, fantastic grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to progressively purchase energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting yearly natural gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy expense savings of around $42,200.
In 2015, when it was time to set up a brand-new greenhouse, Baumans connected to greenhouse vendor OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a large area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays quite continuous,” stated Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, supplying outstanding light quality for plant growth. Roof vents in each bay enable natural ventilation. The gable design has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal drape, which Baumans strategies to set up in the future.
The greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in yearly natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building because of twin-wall innovation. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to assist offset the added expense.
Baumans has received 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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