Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of supplying trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household business, were dedicated not only to our customers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, excellent grand son. That dedication to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to steadily invest in energy effectiveness for more than a decade– cutting yearly natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of approximately $42,200.
In 2015, when it was time to install a brand-new greenhouse, Baumans connected to greenhouse vendor OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a large space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains rather consistent,” said Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, providing excellent light quality for plant development. Roof vents in each bay permit natural ventilation. The gable style has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal curtain, which Baumans strategies to install in the future.
Since of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is expected to save an approximated $10,700 in annual gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help balance out the added expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” said Bauman.
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