Last week, the Ecoroof team toured the new ecoroof at the Blanchet House in Northwest Portland. The 2,500 ft² project was completed in 2012 and provides tenants with an accessible outdoor seating area and views of the Portland skyline. When its raining (like today!), it keeps stormwater out of the sewer system.
Blanchet House (http://blanchethouse.org) provides meals, clothing, and shelter to those in need. The non-profit organization was started over 60 years ago by students from the University of Portland. The new, LEED Platinum building opened in Fall 2012 and serves over 25,000 meals per month.