Wednesday, November 4, 2009

City of Portland Ecoroofs Incentive Program Deadline is December 1st

The City of Portland Environmental Services is accepting applications from property owners and developers for incentives to construct ecoroofs until December 1, 2009. 

Ecoroofs are lightweight, vegetated roof systems that replace conventional roofs with a layer of foliage over a growing medium on top of a waterproof membrane. They are part of Portland's stormwater management program. There are currently 173 ecoroofs in Portland, totaling nearly 10 acres.

Funds will be available until 2013; all types of projects are eligible. An Environmental services commtitee reviews applications twice each year and awards incentives.

To find out more, or to apply for the incentive, visit: www.portlandonline.com/ecoroof or call 503-823-7914.