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Ecoroof Symposium on May 2nd - Program Announced


The 2013 Ecoroof Symposium is coming up fast on Thursday, May 2nd. The deadline to register is April 26th so register today.

The Ecoroof Symposium is focused on the green roof return on investment, and will include presentations covering a wide array of topics that examine the costs, benefits, and bottom line of green roofs. Architects, landscape architects, designers, developers, building owners and managers, planners, engineers, and green roof professionals are encouraged to attend.

For 2013, we're very excited to welcome Michael Berkshire as the keynote speaker for the Ecoroof Symposium. As the Green Projects Administrator for the City of Chicago, Michael managed the development of a Sustainable Development policy that led to 350 greenroofs and over 5.5 million square feet of vegetative cover. The policy has been the main driver behind Chicago being a world leader in the number of LEED registered and certified buildings. Michael will get the day started with his presentation "The Chicago Story: How Development Shifted Towards Green Roofs".

In addition, we have an exciting list of local experts that will share information on he green roof bottom line:

  • Ecoroofs and Their Contribution to LEED Certification Efforts - Jeffrey M Caudill, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Consultant, Green Building Services
  • Greenroofs and Healthcare Facilities - Elizabeth Hart, CDP, GRP, LEED, Sustainable Roofing Specialist, Tremco Roofing
  • A No-Irrigation Ecoroof Design for the Pacific Northwest - Tom Liptan, RLA, FASLA
  • Adding an Ecoroof to a Project Under Construction: Gray’s Landing - Brian Sweeney, Housing Development Center
  • Ecoroofs and Portland Stormwater Regulations - Brian Wethington, Senior Landscape Architect, City of Portland
  • A Commercial Green Roof Retrofit in Southeast Portland - Thom Ross, Business Owner

The full speakers list and registration details can be found on the event website at

Don't forget:

  • Registration is ONLY $25. Lunch is included!
  • Continuing education credits may apply - contact us at to make sure
  • The Vendor Showcase (Noon - 1:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm) is a great opportunity to meet the local and regional green roof leaders


The 2013 Ecoroof Symposium is sponsored by the City of Portland Environmental Services and the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.


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