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Ecoroof Portland 2011 ReCap + Photos

March 27, 2011

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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Ecoroof Portland 2011 is Here!

March 16, 2011

Portland South Waterfront Ecoroofs

After a whirlwind ramp up, Ecoroof Portland 2011 is here! This Friday, March 18, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is hosting the third annual educational ecoroof event, open to the public. Even more exciting, is that this year, Portland Mayor Sam Adams declared the entire month of March “Ecoroof Month.” It’s been tremendously exciting to be involved with the expanded programming—from a world class lecture series to tours of Portland’s most innovative ecoroofs.

If you’re interested in learning more about ecoroofs for you home or business, we hope you’ll join us at the Oregon Convention Center from 10am-6pm this Friday. Here are some highlights of what’s in store for you!

  • Internationally renowned speakers Paul Kephart and Wolfgang Ansel will round out the March lecture series (which kicked off with the March 3 lecture by Stephan Brenneisen). Both are at the forefront of the industry and doing exciting work in their field.
  • The rise in popularity for ecoroofs has spawned an entire industry of professionals. The best ecoroof designers, landscapers, vendors and contractors in the region will be available to help plan an ecoroof of your own for home or business.
  • Portland BES staff will be on hand as well to answer questions and provide information on the upcoming window for the city’s popular Ecoroof Incentive Program.
  • Live updates throughout the day via the Ecoroof Portland Facebook page (respectful public interaction + posting of your own photos from the event welcome!)

Here’s the need-to-know details for attending Ecoroof Portland 2011:

When: Friday, March 18, 2011
Time: 10am-6pm
Where: Oregon Convention Center (Hall B)
Cost: FREE
Additional Info: http://www.portlandonline.com/bes/ecoroofpdx

Save The Date! Ecoroof Portland is Back in 2011!

January 30, 2011

Mark your calendars for March 18—Ecoroof Portland is back! Showcasing a wide spectrum of ecoroof professionals and providing citizen education on ecoroofs for business and home, Ecoroof Portland 2011—presented by the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services—is the perfect way to have fun learning about an industry that Portland leads the country in.

This year’s program features ecoroof experts of international acclaim, a fun + family friendly atmosphere to learn about ecoroofs and what you can do to aid stormwater management, and tours of the best ecoroofs in town (including some that are not generally open to the public). We invite you to join our team March 18 for this event! In the mean time, stay informed with Ecoroof Portland’s Facebook fanpage, LinkedIn group and the City’s Ecoroof Blog!

Date: March 18, 2011
Location: Oregon Convention Center (Hall B)
Time:10am to 5pm
Cost: FREE to the public
Website: www.portlandonline.com/bes/ecoroofpdx

Interested vendors must submit an application to Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. Download the application HERE.