Portland, OR, USA. Elizabeth Hart, CDT, GRP is the Manager of Sustainability Programs Development for Tremco, Inc. For nearly a decade she has been promoting environmental remediation with the use of on-structure vegetation and other sustainable roofing technologies. She also created and manages Tremco’s Zero-Landfill Program, to keep roofing tear-offs out of the landfills. Elizabeth is experienced in all phases of commercial roofing and vegetated systems, from early design and specification, through installation and maintenance, as well as restoration of existing systems. She works with architects, contractors and building owners to be sure each unique system functions as intended. Her projects include hospitals, K-12 and higher education facilities, municipal and residential buildings, and each one has a positive impact to the building occupants and surrounding community.
Elizabeth is a founding member and Executive Director of the Green Roof info Think-tank (GRiT), a nonprofit of nearly 500 members dedicated to creating urban resiliency through the use of on-structure vegetation, working closely with the City of Portland and Portland State University, to provide education, tours, and annual ecoroof symposia. She received her B.S. in Sustainable Development from Appalachian State University, with a concentration in bio-remediation – the use of plants and microbes to clean polluted air, water and soil.
Elizabeth is the GRP Chair on the Board of Directors for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, and is the Treasurer of the Intergenerational Outreach Choirs. She is an accredited Green Roof Professional through GRHC and a certified Construction Documents Technologist through the Construction Specifications Institute.
Elizabeth is a 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Advisory Group Member.