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Ecoroof Symposium


Portland Ecoroof Symposium

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  - 8:30am - 6:00pm 

World Trade Conference Center, 121 SW Salmon 2WTC, Portland, Oregon

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.

Event Registration

Registration for the event is $50, which includes coffee service, lunch, and refreshments in the morning and afternoon. Click here to begin the registration process.

Vendors interested in participating in the Vendor Showcase can reserve a table with an additional $25 fee. Vendor applications are separate from the event registration, and can be found here.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the 2014 Ecoroof Symposium is Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Anne is a teacher, photographer, landscape architect, and author of many books, including the Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design, named one of the past century's "100 Essential Books of Planning' by the American Planning Association.

Symposium Program



30 Years after The Granite Garden: How Far Have We Come?

Anne Whiston Spirn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

How Commercial Property Investment in Green Roofs and other Green Infrastructure Improvements Can Create Value

Janet Clements, Senior Economist, Stratus Consulting

Acoustical Characteristics of Green Roofs and Living Walls; Effects on Indoor and Outdoor Acoustical Environments

Dr. Maureen Connelly, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Janey Eco-Roofs: the Business Case

Agustin Enriquez, GBD Architects Incorporated

Kurt Lango, Lango Hansen Landscape Architects

Getting to the Root of Green Roof Retrofits

Ilana Judah, FOWLEFX Architects

Design+Science:Linking Green Roof Research to Practice

Jason King, Senior Landscape Architect, Herrera Consulting

White, Black or Green: Disaggregation of Value Proposition is a Major Challenge for Green Roofs

Aditya Ranade, Lux Research

The Developing Problems in Multifamily Roof Design and How Ecoroofs are Part of the Solution

Shawn Sullivan, Development Manager at Winkler Development Corporation



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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.


Symposium Registration

Register to attend the 2014 Ecoroof Symposium

Vendor Application

Register for vendor table space at the 2014 Ecoroof Symposium

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