Metro Headquarters Ecoroof
Filed In: Commercial, Educational, Innovative Stormwater Management, Urban
Lando and Associates worked closely with Metro Regional Government to design the planting substrate system, irrigation regime, and plant communities for a retrofitted ecoroof on their regional headquarters building. The Metro headquarters green roof is a demonstration project for the City of Portland, sponsored in part by the Bureau of Environmental Services, as well as Metro.
The building’s ecoroof design is a model which adjacent roof areas can be retrofitted following re-roofing. It is a retrofitting example for similar buildings attempting to meet The City of Portland’s stormwater standards.
The ecoroof design is a simple, low cost solution for stormwater management, with an emphasis on sound engineering solutions. The roof receives no irrigation and the maintenance requirements are minimal.