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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Portland ecoroofs earn international praise

We are pleased to share that Portland has earned a 2013 Green Roof Leadership Award for Municipalities from the International Green Roof Association (IGRA).

 

Green roofs, or ecoroofs, replace conventional roofing materials with soil and vegetation.

 

Ecoroofs have many health and environmental benefits, including making the sewer system more efficient and reliable by acting like giant sponges soaking up rain and keeping stormwater runoff out of our sewers.

 

We’re proud that Portland is receiving international recognition for our innovative stormwater management.

 

Over 500 ecoroofs cover more than 1.5 million square feet of rooftop in the city of Portland.