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 customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household 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 terrific, excellent grand son. That dedication to sustainability has prompted Baumans to gradually purchase energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy expense savings of around $42,200.
In 2015, when it was time to install a brand-new greenhouse, Baumans connected to greenhouse supplier OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big 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, offering exceptional light quality for plant development. Roofing system vents in each bay enable natural ventilation. The gable style has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal curtain, which Baumans plans to install in the future.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to save an approximated $10,700 in yearly gas expenses compared to single-wall construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentive of $2,400 to help balance out the added expense.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” said Bauman.
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