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 household service, were devoted not just to our customers but to being great stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, fantastic grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to gradually invest in energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of approximately $42,200.
In 2015, when it was time to set up a brand-new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse supplier 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 level in the greenhouse remains rather consistent,” stated Bauman. The greenhouses polycarbonate has a pigment that diffuses light, supplying excellent light quality for plant growth. Roofing vents in each bay enable natural ventilation. The gable design has an internal truss that can accommodate a motorized nighttime thermal curtain, which Baumans plans to set up in the future.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist balance out the included expense.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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