Presentation Title

Green Infrastructure Research - Ecoroof Soil Comparisons, ‘which is the best’

Presenter(s) Information

Tom LiptanFollow

Start Date

2-3-2020 3:10 PM

End Date

2-3-2020 3:20 PM

Abstract

Since the beginning of the ecoroof movement in Portland in 1996, soils have been considered the most important component of a successful ecoroof and indeed they are. Yet, to this date, little direct comparative research exists to distinguish between the available proprietary soil blends for vegetation health, rain management, energy insulation and other attributes. Starting in 2017 the LIVE Center began conducting such comparisons and the results are surprising and encouraging. This presentation will show the results, thus far comparing more than 20 different soils, focus is on rain management and vegetation health with preliminary attention to biodiversity.

Subjects

Conservation biology, Soil science, Sustainable development

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33851

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Green Infrastructure Research - Ecoroof Soil Comparisons, ‘which is the best’

Since the beginning of the ecoroof movement in Portland in 1996, soils have been considered the most important component of a successful ecoroof and indeed they are. Yet, to this date, little direct comparative research exists to distinguish between the available proprietary soil blends for vegetation health, rain management, energy insulation and other attributes. Starting in 2017 the LIVE Center began conducting such comparisons and the results are surprising and encouraging. This presentation will show the results, thus far comparing more than 20 different soils, focus is on rain management and vegetation health with preliminary attention to biodiversity.