March is officially ecoroof month in the City of Portland. And if you are a fan of vegitecture, the Left Bank Annex was the place to be the past weekend as it was transformed into the mecca of all things ecoroof. Ecoroof Portland 2010 was a two-day event to showcase the region’s activities and vendors in the ecoroof industry. “Activities will include Portland ecoroof tours, live ecoroof installations, presentations by local and national experts, and workshops to help you get started on your own project.”
I participated by co-leading a tour with Tom Liptan, ecoroof guru and landscape architect from the Bureau of Environmental Services. Assisted by the capable and sustainable transportation of EcoShuttle we took a group of 15 folks around northeast Portland to see a number of roofs including public, multi-family, and single-family residential projects. For full disclosure, I wasn’t involved in the design of any of these roofs – but happy to be a vocal cheerleader for ecoroofs region-wide.
Click links for full project credits – all photos © Jason A. King, 2010.