Portland Ecoroof Symposium
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 8:30am - 6:00pm
World Trade Conference Center, 121 SW Salmon 2WTC, Portland, Oregon
The sixth annual Portland Ecoroof Symposium will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the World Trade Conference Center in downtown Portland. The event will feature local and regional experts sharing scientific research and case studies that explore the true costs and savings of ecoroofs. The event is open to the public, and targeted toward architects, landscape architects, developers, building owners and facility managers. The Symposium also features a Vendor Showcase of leading green roof companies from Portland and the surrounding region.
Registration for the event is $50, which includes coffee service, lunch, and refreshments in the morning and afternoon. Click here to begin the registration process.
Vendors interested in participating in the Vendor Showcase can reserve a table with an additional $25 fee. Vendor applications are separate from the event registration, and can be found here.
The keynote speaker for the 2014 Ecoroof Symposium is Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Anne is a teacher, photographer, landscape architect, and author of many books, including The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design, named one of the past century's "100 Essential Books of Planning' by the American Planning Association.
The complete event program will be announced in early April. Speakers for the 2014 Ecoroof Symposium include:
Janet Clements, Senior Economist at Stratus Consulting
Maureen Connelly, Director, Faculty of the Centre for Architectural Ecology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Ilana Judah, Director of Sustainability and Senior Associate at FXFOWLE Architects
Jason King, Senior Landscape Architect, Herrera Environmental Consultants
Aditya Ranade, Senior Analyst at Lux Research
Shawn Sullivan, Development Manager at Winkler Development Corporation
The 2014 Ecoroof Symposium is sponsored by the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The Bureau of Environmental Services provides city residents with programs to protect water quality and public health, including wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.Ecoroofs are vegetated roof systems that absorb rain to reduce stormwater runoff. Ecoroofs also improve air quality and save energy. Through the incentive program that began in 2008, the city approved $1.9-million for 135 projects, resulting in 10 acres of new ecoroof. There are currently 568 greenroofs in Portland covering over 38 acres.