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INTERVIEWS ON THE ROOF WITH: Photo Courtesy of Vegetal i.D POLICY EXPERTS SHARE THEIR INSIGHTS TOM LIPTAN, GRP, CONSULTANT, PORTLAND OREGON AND KEVIN SCHAFER, P.E., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MILWAUKEE METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT (MMSD) Tom Liptan won a GRHC Award of Excellence in 2004 for his pioneering research and policy work on green roofs and stormwater while working at Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services. He has since retired and is now working on a book. Kevin Schafer runs the MMSD and was recognized as a Civic Award of Excellence winner in 2015 for his work to support green infrastructure implementation in Milwaukee. Here's what they have to say about the art of policy making. LAM: Briefly describe the policies you currently have in place which directly support green roof and/or green wall implementation on new or used buildings? TL: In 1999, Portland included ecoroofs as an option to meet stormwater management requirements, which are still in effect today. In 2001, Portland added ecoroofs to its Zoning Floor Area Bonus options, although still in effect today, all bonus options are proposed to be eliminated with the city's new comprehensive plan amendments. However, ecoroofs are proposed in the plan, to be made a requirement of development in the central city, which is about 9 square miles of area. There are several non-profits pushing for the requirement citywide, 130 square miles. The final decisions are expected in fall 2016. In 2005 and 2009, Portland City Council passed resolutions that require ecoroofs on all city owned facilities when practical. Some bureaus have made this standard practice and some try to get out of it, and have. It is still in effect. There are no policies for green walls. In 2014, BES constructed a large stormwater vegetative wall and is monitoring its rain management performance. KS: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is a regional governmental agency that services 28 municipalities, each of which has their own policies regarding storm water management. MMSD does have a Chapter 13 Storm and Surface water rule which these municipalities must comply with. A key provision of this rule requires any new construction or renovation that disturbs 0.5 acres or more must reduce their Responses edited for length and clarity. LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / SUMMER 2016 / 10 READ THIS ISSUE ONLINE AT LIVINGARCHITECTUREMONITOR.COM http://www.LIVINGARCHITECTUREMONITOR.COM

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