When it was time to replace an aging greenhouse, Moonfire and Sun Garden Center in Bend decided for a model thats not only bigger however very energy effective. In addition to providing exceptional conditions for plant proliferation, the greenhouse doubles as a broadened retail space for the garden center, which is also a re-wholesaler for regional landscapers.
Moonfire and Sun worked directly with their greenhouse vendor to find out about offerings for nurseries and to select the greenhouse.
When it was time to replace an aging greenhouse, Moonfire and Sun Garden Center in Bend opted for a model thats not just bigger however extremely energy efficient. The brand-new 36-by-50-foot greenhouse is made from twin-wall polycarbonate– supplying an extra layer of insulation compared to single-wall building and construction. In addition to providing exceptional conditions for plant propagation, the greenhouse functions as a broadened retail space for the garden center, which is likewise a re-wholesaler for regional landscapers.
” The brand-new greenhouse is surprisingly low-cost to heat considering our cooler environment and the reality that its 30% larger,” stated Brandon Reese, co-owner. “Its so comfy inside weve been able to broaden its usage to hosting night-time classes on gardening and wreath making, community meetings and other activities.”
Moonfire and Sun got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $3,500 to assist offset the extra expense of the twin-wall polycarbonate, which is conserving the garden center an estimated $1,000 in yearly gas costs. “The cash incentive actually softened the blow of purchasing energy performance,” Reese stated. Moonfire and Sun worked directly with their greenhouse vendor to discover offerings for nurseries and to pick the greenhouse.
” Energy Trusts paperwork was very easy, and since were also a landscaping business, we had the ability to do our own internal building and installation,” Reese stated. “Overall, were very delighted. Clients are much better able to see the larger greenhouse from the street. They discuss the enjoyable environment. The greenhouse provides better mobility for clients with walkers or wheelchairs. And our retail sales have actually certainly increased.”
Could your nursery gain from energy-efficiency upgrades? Energy Trust uses rebates and calculated money incentives for Oregon consumers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista. Your vendor can help you identify the most cost-effective enhancements and obtain cash incentives. For more information, see www.energytrust.org/greenhouse or call 503.928.3154.