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 clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family company, were dedicated not only to our consumers but to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, terrific grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to progressively invest in energy performance for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy cost savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse supplier OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains rather constant,” stated Bauman.
Since of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall building. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to assist offset the added expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest assured, well be doing more projects in the future,” stated Bauman.
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