Presentation Title

Ecoroof Soils & Systems Comparisons

Presenter(s) Information

Tom Liptan MrFollow

Start Date

3-2-2021 10:20 AM

End Date

3-2-2021 11:25 AM

Abstract

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. In 2020 this presentation covered 20 soils, this year the presentation will show results of comparing more than 40 different soils and proprietary systems, focus is on rain management, vegetation health, energy, costs and limited attention to bio-diversity.

Subjects

Land/watershed management, Soil science, Sustainable development

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35486

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Ecoroof Soils & Systems Comparisons

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. In 2020 this presentation covered 20 soils, this year the presentation will show results of comparing more than 40 different soils and proprietary systems, focus is on rain management, vegetation health, energy, costs and limited attention to bio-diversity.