Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded 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 family business, were committed not just to our consumers but to being great stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, great grand son. That commitment to sustainability has prompted Baumans to steadily invest in energy performance for more than a years– cutting yearly natural gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of roughly $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 model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays quite continuous,” said Bauman.
Because of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve 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 assist offset the included cost.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” stated Bauman.
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