The Green Above Ground team is pleased to announce that we have been selected by the City of Portland for their recent request for proposals for design building services for ecoroofs. On June 30th, the City announced the ‘Intent to Award’ the contract to Snyder Roofing, the prime consultant and lead for our team. Other team members include TERRA.fluxus, Teufel Nursery, Cascade Design Professionals, and Verde. Read more about our team here.
The team already has a long track record of current and past projects throughout Portland, and this project will allow us to expand our current marketing efforts through additional pathways that will increase the overall number of projects locally but also provide ongoing materials for the City to use. Our basic package of information in Phase I includes a number of current activities:
- Development of materials (print and web) related to dispelling ecoroof myths and providing real examples of case studies with performance and cost data
- Targeted advertising and articles in trade-related publications aimed at key market leaders and project decision makers, including publications and other outreach activities targeting minority communities
- Further refinement of the Green Above Ground website (www.greenaboveground.com) to include project examples and information to possible ecoroof clients
- Tours to showcase built work and address roofing, design, structural, installation and maintenance activities
We’re very excited about Phase II – which will feature the production of a documentary video that will follow the steps from evaluation, design, installation, and maintenance of a selected project, featuring many local area ecoroof projects in the process. An example of the type of informative video is found in this short film on the Vancouver Convention Centre rooftop – which shows design intent and construction elements. We hope to emulate great examples such as this to provide a range of resources.
There have been some short local resources in video format focused on residential scale, but we hope to capture the essence of the process from start to finish for a large-scale commercial project. Resources like those above will continue to inform and grow the local industry, making it possible for Portland to meet the goals of the Grey to Green initiative of installing 43 acres of ecrooof in 5 years. We’re happy to be a part of making this a reality.