April 19, 2011
Ecoroof incentive returns
A new cycle of ecoroof incentives is underway to promote ecoroof construction in Portland. The ecoroof incentive is part of Portland's Grey to Green effort to increase green stormwater management infrastructure, protect sensitive natural areas and improve habitat.
The city is accepting incentive applications through Wednesday, June 1, 2011 and will award incentives this summer. Ecoroof incentive funds will be available until 2013.
The incentive pays up to $5 per square foot for new ecoroof projects in the city. Ecoroofs in Portland typically cost between $5 and $20 per square foot. Industrial, residential, commercial and mixed-use projects are eligible.
The ecoroof incentive application packet is available at portlandonline.com/bes/ecoroofincentive or by calling 503-823-7914.
Ecoroofs are vegetated roof systems that reduce stormwater runoff, improve air quality and save energy. Since the incentive program began, Environmental Services has approved just over $1.2-million for 123 projects, resulting in 8.3 acres of new ecoroof. There are currently 280 ecoroofs in Portland covering more than 13 acres. The Grey to Green goal is to add 43 acres of new ecoroofs by 2013.
For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328