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 consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household business, were devoted not just to our clients however to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, fantastic grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually purchase energy performance for more than a decade– cutting yearly gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy cost savings of around $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a 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 space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains quite constant,” stated Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, supplying outstanding light quality for plant development. Roofing vents in each bay permit natural ventilation. The gable style has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal drape, which Baumans strategies to install in the future.
Since of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to assist offset the included expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest guaranteed, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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