Session 15: Ecoroofs in Portland – History, Design and Maintenance of Vegetated Roofing Systems
Date & Time
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This session will focus on "ecoroofs" -- often referred to as "green roofs," which replace conventional roofing with a living, breathing vegetated roof system. An ecoroof consists of a layer of vegetation over a growing medium on top of a synthetic, waterproof membrane. Such a roof significantly decreases stormwater runoff, saves energy, and provides welcome greenspace for facilities, among other benefits. Learn about assistance the City provides to facilities that wish to invest in this important aspect of the green building movement.