April 25, 2014
For immediate release
For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328
Symposium will explore ecoroof costs and savings
The sixth annual Portland Ecoroof Symposium is scheduled on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the World Trade Conference Center in downtown Portland. Local and regional experts will share scientific research and case studies exploring the true costs and savings of ecoroofs.
The symposium is open to the public. Presentations will be targeted toward architects, landscape architects, developers, building owners and facility managers. The event also features a vendor showcase of leading green roof companies from Portland and the surrounding region.
Registration costs $50, which includes refreshments and lunch. Vendors interested in participating in the Vendor Showcase can reserve a table with an additional $25 fee.
Get more information at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/53845.
Ecoroofs are vegetated roof systems that absorb rain to reduce stormwater runoff. They also improve air quality and save energy. There are currently 568 greenroofs in Portland covering over 38 acres.
The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.