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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Going Green above your head

The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) released a beautiful new video showing off the benefits of turning your roof “green.”

Ecoroofs replace conventional roofing with a living, breathing vegetated roof system. They significantly decrease stormwater runoff, save energy, reduce pollution and erosion, and help preserve fish habitat.

Ecoroofs also have a financial benefit. They double, and sometimes triple, the life of the roof’s waterproof membrane. Commercial properties with green roofs are more desirable and competitive in a tight real estate and rental market. They are an amenity for building tenants and residents, and they improve the view for tenants of neighboring buildings.