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Recap: Ecoroof Portland 2011

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The third annual Ecoroof Portland event took place on Friday, March 18th at the Oregon Convention Center. 

Ecoroof Vendors

Close to 40 ecoroof researchers, designers, installers, and suppliers from throughout the region participated in the event. 

Keynote Speakers and Demonstration Project

Wolfgang Ansel joined us for an entire week of tours and discussions. His visit culminated at the Ecoroof Portland event, where he presented a fascinating comparison of green roof policies from Europe, Asia, and the U.S. 


Paul Kephart followed with an overview of ecological design. He explained the design process for several projects he's participated in that include ecoroofs and other ecological elements. It was especially interesting to learn about the innovative steps involved in the design of the California Academy of Sciences.   

BES' Tom Liptan (left) and Paul Kephart Paul Kephart presents

ACE Academy instructors and students arrived early and began building the demonstration structure and ecoroof project. The students were able to interact with the participating vendors and show off their skills. Thanks much to Marjan Rotting, Michael Taylor, and the enthusiastic students for contributing such a valuable element to the event!

ACE students putting the structure together ACE Academy students after the project's completed



What a great event! We hope everyone that attended found it educational and inspiring. Thanks again to all that helped and participated!

Our partners: 

 Bureau of Environmental ServicesBureau of Planning and Sustainability,

Office of Healthy Working RiversIntertwine,

Audubon Society of Portland, and Urban Greenspaces Institute

Our sponsors: 

 Portland Business Journal, Sustainable Industries, Chinook Book / EcoMetro, and ReDirect Guide

The venue: 

 Oregon Convention Center

And a big thanks to Social Enterprises for coordinating the event.

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Linc Mann

March 24, 2011 at 8:09 AM

And special thanks to Matt Burlin of the Bureau of Environmental Services for his hard work in making this event a success. Congratulations Matt!

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