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Portland celebrates Ecoroof Month in March

February 25, 2011

PORTLAND, OR — The ecoroof industry in Portland has been making great strides, even receiving its own month, according to a press release.

Since 2008, the City of Portland has offered a reimbursement incentive of $5 per square foot on approved ecoroof projects, the release noted.

Over 100 projects have been funded so far for over 8 acres in vegetated roof space, and the funding will be offered twice annually until 2013, the release stated.

According to the release, the entire month of March will include ecoroof-themed events and presentations.

During the first week, the city will welcome Dr. Stephan Brenneisen, green roof and biodiversity expert, who will participate in a design charrette and share a presentation on his work in Basel, Switzerland, the release added.

Click here to read the complete release.