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Omey House

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Corey and Deb Omey included an ecoroof as part of a major remodel to their North Portland home. They installed the 265 ft² ecoroof above the entrance to their home in April 2009 with the help of friends, neighbors, and volunteers. They received the Ecoroof incentive in June 2009 and are near completion on their 355 ft² back roof.

photo of Omey house   photo of Omey house ecoroof

Click the play button below to view a time-lapse video of their front porch ecoroof installation.


K4 Court Condominiums

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K4 Court Condominiums is a 4-unit courtyard style condo project located at the heart of Portland’s Alberta Arts / Concordia neighborhood (NE 31st Ave @ Killingsworth St). The development utilizes ecoroof surfaces at patio overhangs (8) and atop the property’s covered parking component (2), for a total of 906sf. The project was completed in May 2009 and has since been certified Platinum by Earth Advantage.

photo of K4 Court Condominiums   photo of K4 Condominiums ecoroof

photo of K4 Condominiums ecoroof   photo of K4 Condominiums ecoroof

To view the project report for the K4 Court Ecoroofs, click here.

Rust Residence

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Homeowner Adam Rust designed and installed an ecoroof on the shed of a single family residence.  The homeowner wanted to build the ecoroof on a “common man’s budget” in order to showcase that ecoroofs can be done well on simple residential installations at rates that the average homeowner can afford. 


The incentive offered the rate of $5 per square foot of ecoroof, and so the homeowner made it his goal to construct the ecoroof within that budget by using materials that may be easily obtained and installed by other homeowners.  The surface to be covered by ecoroof was fairly simple to work with, and should be representative of the kinds of surfaces most homeowners would have on their property.

photo of Rust home ecoroof  photo of Rust home ecoroof


Click here to view the Rust Residential Ecoroof project report.



Marsicek Roberts Residence

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Jennifer Marsicek and Jason Roberts purchased their home in 1998 and promptly began the remodel process slowly learning and working our way through the house room by room. While the home was improving as a whole they had always been somewhat unhappy about its connection to the backyard from the main living spaces on the first floor and the poor functional layout of the kitchen, and they began to think about an addition.


Design began in January of 2008 and included 529 sf (basement and first floor total) to the 1907 home. The addition included a new kitchen reoriented to the backyard with plenty of windows and direct access to a new deck and the yard. Unfortunately it also took the place of existing landscaped area and view to that area from a second floor bedroom, so the solution was to replace as much of that as possible with planted ecoroof while also providing a garden view. The ecoroof was installed from April - August, 2009.


Marsicek Roberts ecoroof     Marsicek Roberts ecoroof


Marsicek Roberts ecoroof    Marsicek Roberts ecoroof


Click here to view the Marsicek Roberts Ecoroof project report.


Press play below to watch a time-lapsed video of the ecoroof installation.




















First Incentive Ecoroof Projects completed!

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Environmental Services announces the completion of the first projects to receive the Ecoroof Incentive. As part of the Grey to Green Initiative, the City of Portland is offering an incentive of up to $5 per square foot for ecoroofs towards a target of 43 additional acres by 2013. In the past year, BES awarded the incentive to 50 projects for a total of over 4 acres. Check out the Incentive Project Page for more information, or scroll down to see summaries of the new incentive projects.