Monthly Meeting

Regular Monthly Meeting

February 2007 Monthly Meeting

Feb 1 2007 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Title: 

The Son of the Bride of Eco-Roofs III: Focus on Design


1120 NW Couch Suite 300
Portland, OR


Charlie Miller Roofscapes

Chris Wayburn, AIA GBD Architects

Dave Young RDH Building Sciences


This will be the final meeting of the series on Eco-Roofs. This program will be a panel of specialists discussing design considerations of Green/Eco Roofs. The panel will field questions from the audience and consists of three members.

Charles D. Miller, PE Roofscapes, Inc. Mr. Miller is the founder and president of Roofscapes, Inc. Roofscapes, Inc. supports a national network of landscape contracting companies that are licensed to install the Roofmeadow® family of green roof systems. These companies offer comprehensive installation and maintenance services for green roof projects across the US. Mr. Miller’s interest in green roofs stems from his background in water resource engineering. His research into the German success in using green roofs to treat urban runoff led him to form an alliance with Optigrun International AG.

Mr. Miller is a member of the Technical Advisory Committees for the Center of Green Roof Research at the Pennsylvania State University and is also a member of the ASTM Subcommittee on Sustainability-Building (E.06.71) where he has written four new practices pertaining to green roof design. Publications include: Methodology for the Design of Vegetated Roof Covers (1999), and A New Method for Controlling Runoff in Urbanized Areas (1998), Moisture Management in Green Roofs (2003) and Performance Based Approach for Preparing Green Roof Specifications (2004). Roofmeadow® green roofs have been featured in numerous periodicals, including Landscape Architecture, Architectural Record, Eco-Structure and Home Building magazine.

Chris Wayburn, AIA LEED AP GBD Architects Chris is currently a Project Manager and has been with GBD Architects since 1999. Chris has a BA in History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Master’s of Architecture from Clemson University. His eco-roof experience includes M Financial Plaza (Brewery Block 4), The Louisa and he is currently the Project Manager of Atwater Place. Atwater Place has both an extensive eco-roof over residential units on the podium and a ground floor intensive plaza over underground parking. All eco-roofs on Atwater Place drain to bioswales, giving an effective dual-treatment of storm water.

Chris brings extensive knowledge and experience with eco-roofs from working on projects that have had features including an extensive roof over residential townhouses that drained down to an intensive roof below and an occupied intensive eco-roof/garden plaza at a second floor over retail.

Dave Young, RDH Dave is a Building Science Specialist with the firm RDH Building Sciences Inc. He joined RDH Building Engineering Ltd in Vancouver, BC in 1999 after working as a structural engineer for 10 years in Ottawa, Canada and moved to Portland in 2004. Over his 17 years of consulting experience, Dave has focused his efforts on failure investigation, rehabilitation and new construction. His experience includes high and low-rise commercial, institutional and residential buildings and he is currently working on Atwater Place and The Wyatt.

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