Do you know the percentage of total energy that buildings consume in the United States?  How about the percentage of electricity that goes into those buildings?  Dr. Brad Rowe, a Professor of Horticulture at Michigan State University, has been researching various ways how green roofs impact the environment including storm water management and energy consumption. 


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Springfield Commercial Roofing has been involved in green roof installations and have seen the benefits of using the green roof as a layer of  insulation resulting in energy savingss both in the winter and the summer.  You can read about Dr. Rowe’s research in the article by Elizabeth Battiste  at
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