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Greenroof Research at PSU

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Professor Graig Spolek and his students, undergraduate Eduardo Guerrero and graduate student Debbie Beck, describe their greenroof research at Portland State University.

The Penny Jam visits Metro's Ecoroof

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The Penny Jam, an online video series of Portland bands playing in unique Portland places, has taken to the ecoroof. Last September, the team met with Portland band Reporter to create the new video for their series, which took place atop Metro Headquarters.

 

Check out the video on the Penny Jam website, here.

Ecoroof Portland - Event Update

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We're starting to announce details for Ecoroof Portland on March 12-13, 2010!

About the Venue 

The event will take place at the Leftbank Annex, an amazing space located at 101 N. Weidler Street near the Rose Quarter in downtown Portland. Learn more about the Leftbank Project here.

Calling Ecoroof Professionals

Several vendors have signed up for the event - space is limited and going fast. Do you design or install ecoroofs? Or perhaps you have a business that supplies ecoroof plants and soil, or manufactures ecoroof products. We're still accepting applications for booth space. Download an application and here.

Speakers Confirmed

We're so excited to have confirmed a few speakers for the event:

Ed Snodgrass is owner and president of Emory Knoll Farms Inc. and Green Roof Plants. Ed Snodgrass is a fifth generation farmer and nurseryman specializing in plants and horticultural consulting for green roofs. Emory Knoll Farms Inc. has supplied plants for over two million square feet of green roof on over 250 roofs in 25 states and the District of Columbia as well as green roofs in Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Ed has lectured widely on green roofs at regional, national and international conferences.

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA Associate, LEED AP, is founder and publisher/editor of Greenroofs.com (1999) where she writes and reports extensively about greenroofs, and is principal of Sky Gardens Design, a greenroof design and consulting firm. Linda holds a Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia (2000).

David J Sailor is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at Portland State University. In 2009 he founded the Green Building Research Laboratory (GBRL). Dr Sailor and his group conduct research into the building energy and environmental consequences of green roof design decisions. 

Read their full bios on our event page.

Calling Ecoroof Professionals

Several vendors have signed up for the event - space is limited and going fast. Do you design or install ecoroofs? Or perhaps you have a business that supplies ecoroof plants and soil, or manufactures ecoroof products. We're still accepting applications for booth space. Download an application and here.

  

Information Sessions, Live Demonstrations, and Tours

We're finalizing details for both days, and the final program for both days will be posted by February 10th. Highlights will include a live ecoroof installation, tours, how-to workshops, and fascinating presenters. We'll provide updates here as details are confirmed. 

Ecoroofs featured on the Oregon Field Guide

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Oregon Field Guide will include a story about the City of Portland's ecoroof program and research at Oregon State University. The episode will air on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 8:30pm. It will be available at the same time on the web at http://www.opb.org/programs/ofg/episodes/view/2110. The show will also re-air on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 6:30pm.

Oregon Field Guide is a production of Oregon Public Broadcasting. Check here for channel listings in your area.