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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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April 2009

City offers more ecoroof incentives - 4/1/09

Free stormwater retrofit workshop - 4/6/09

Portland's Ecoroof Vendors Fair this Saturday - 4/23/09


City offers more ecoroof incentives

April 1, 2009

Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services is offering a second round of grants as incentives to install new ecoroofs in Portland. Ecoroofs are vegetated roof systems that reduce stormwater runoff, improve air quality and save energy.

The grant application packet is available at or by calling 503-823-7914. The deadline to submit grant applications for this cycle is Monday, June 1, 2009.

The ecoroof grant program is part of Portland's Grey to Green effort to accelerate the city's work to increase green stormwater management infrastructure, protect sensitive natural areas and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

The Grey to Green goal is to add 43 acres of new ecoroofs in five years. The city currently has more than 9 acres of ecoroofs scattered among more than 90 buildings. The incentive grants will pay up to $5 per square foot for new ecoroof projects. Ecoroofs in Portland typically cost between $5 and $20 per square foot.

The city has $400,000 in grant funding available for the second year of this 5-year program. Industrial, residential, commercial and mixed-use projects are eligible for ecoroof grants.

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Free stormwater retrofit workshop

April 6, 2008

The City of Portland holds free workshops to show ratepayers how to manage stormwater on their property. The workshops cover site assessment; how to choose, install and maintain stormwater facilities; any necessary permits; and financial incentives.

Stormwater Retrofit Workshop

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Highway

Get more information at or call 503-823-1371.

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Portland's Ecoroof Vendors Fair this Saturday

April 23, 2009

Building owners and home owners thinking about adding an ecoroof to their property can get all the information they need at the Ecoroof Vendors Fair this Saturday in Portland. Ecoroofs are vegetated roof systems that absorb rain to reduce stormwater runoff and last longer than conventional roofing.

Architects, consultants, contractors, landscape architects, manufacturers, nurseries, structural engineers and suppliers will be on hand. Fair attendance is free. Attendees can also learn more about how to apply for a City of Portland ecoroof grant to offset construction costs. Grants pay up to $5 per square foot for new ecoroof projects. The typical cost of an ecoroof in Portland ranges from $5 to $20 per square foot.

Who: Architects, suppliers, engineers and other vendors with ecoroof construction expertise

What: Ecoroof Vendors Fair

Where: Doubletree Hotel at Lloyd Center, Exhibition Hall, 1000 NE Multnomah Street

When: Saturday, April 25, 2009 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Why: To provide designers, developers, homeowners and building owners, with information about ecoroofs and the ecoroof grant program.

Go to for more information.

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For information about Environmental Services programs, contact Linc Mann at  503-823-5328.