Ecoroof Portland 2011 ReCap + Photos

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Last Friday we had the honor of helping run the 3rd annual Ecoroof Portland—and we are happy to report it was a slam dunk! Bringing business and home owners together with industry vendors and experts, Ecoroof Portland celebrates the success the concept has had in the region + facilitates greater adoption going forward. You can learn more about Portland’s internationally renowned ecoroof program at the city’s website.

Ecoroof Portland also featured two internationally renowned keynote speakers, Wolfgang Ansel and Paul Kephart. If you have an interest in ecoroofs we highly recommend you look into their work.

Wolfgang Ansel has a thorough understanding of the policy underpinnings needed to make ecoroofs a mainstream feature of any city and a strategic view of how to win that municipal support. Read more on Wolfgang Ansel here.

Paul Kephart is an expert in incorporating ecoroof design into broader ecological design and shared some fantastic projects he’s been working on, particularly at the California Academy of Sciences. Read more on Paul Kephart here.

Oh by the way, we had our camera handy + captured some of the action. Have a look—you might be famous!

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Finally we want to thank all of the sponsors, partners and vendors for helping make Ecoroof Portland 2011 a success. Special thanks go out to the Bureau of Planning and SustainabilityOffice of Healthy Working RiversIntertwineAudubon Society of Portland, and Urban Greenspaces Institute. Also to our fabulous sponsors: Portland Business JournalSustainable IndustriesChinook Book / EcoMetro, and ReDirect Guide; Plus Pop Chips and Honest Tea for providing yummy refreshments for the crowd and Oregon Convention Center for hosting the event at its LEED Silver Certified facility.

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