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The sixth annual Portland Ecoroof Symposium will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the World Trade Conference Center in downtown Portland. The event will feature local and regional experts sharing scientific research and case studies that explore the true costs and savings of ecoroofs. The event is open to the public, and targeted toward architects, landscape architects, developers, building owners and facility managers. The symposium also features a vendor showcase of leading green roof companies from Portland and the surrounding region.
Registration for the event is $25 and includes lunch. Registration for the event will open on March 17th. Vendors interested in participating in the Vendor Showcase can reserve a table with an additional $25 fee.
Ecoroofs are vegetated roof systems that absorb rain to reduce stormwater runoff. Ecoroofs also improve air quality and save energy. Through the incentive program that began in 2008, the city approved $1.9-million for 135 projects, resulting in 10 acres of new ecoroof. There are currently 568 greenroofs in Portland covering over 38 acres.
The Bureau of Environmental Services provides city residents with programs to protect water quality and public health, including wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.