Ecoroofs Everywhere designs, builds and maintains Ecoroof membranes, drainage systems, soils and plant species. Beginning in 2002 as a not-for-profit, Ecoroofs Everywhere pioneered many of the early ecoroof installations in Portland, such as the Hawthorne Hostel, People’s Food Co-Op, and neighborhood projects throughout the city. Each installation involved experimenting with systems, materials and plants to determine the best solutions for Portland’s environment.
After five successful start-up years, Ecoroofs Everywhere emerged as a for-profit partnership in 2007 and has been growing ever since. Ecoroofs Everywhere collaborates with architects, landscape architects, engineers and contractors to create innovative storm-water solutions including Ecoroofs, Roof Gardens, Edible Roofs, Living Walls, Stormwater Walls and Green Veneers for residential and commercial buildings throughout the West Coast and beyond.
Greg Haines has been installing ecoroofs in Portland since 2002 when he cofounded Ecoroofs Everywhere as a non profit organization. He managed Ecoroofs Everywhere as a nonprofit until 2007, then reformed as a corporation. He currently teaches ecoroofing at Portland Community College every March / April. Greg studied under landscape ecologists at Connecticut College and in Yellowstone National Park, under grants from the National Geographic Society and the National Science Foundation.