Global climate change is a reality, and sustainable Green Roofing Solution: Garden Roofing building practices can help organizations do their part to reduce their energy consumption. With our Green Roofing solutions, Holland Roofing can help you help the environment, reduce your energy consumption, and save money, all at the same time. By focusing on recycled materials, living/garden roofs, reflective roofing, locally-sourced materials, interior lighting via skylights, and low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), we can build a roof for your business that is both long-lasting and sustainable.
How Much Energy Can Green Roofs Really Save?
Each year in the United States, more than 3 billion square feet of commercial roofing is installed. If all of these roofs were constructed with green roofing guidelines in mind, the first-year savings in heating and cooling demand would exceed 36 trillion BTU – the approximate annual energy usage of 380,000 American homes. The cumulative energy savings after 10 years would replace 185 coal-fired power plants at 2010 levels.
Why Should You Consider Green Roofing Solutions?
Green roofing is less a certain type of roofing system, and more a way of doing things. Conventional commercial roof systems absorb heat from the sun, which pushes that heat into the building. With the increased temperature, the building’s air conditioning system runs more frequently, using more energy. Green Roofing solutions use energy efficient materials and specific installation methods, with an end result of hundreds to thousands of dollars in energy savings each year. To best understand how green practices can help you, it’s important to understand some of the concepts, building materials, and terminology of efficient roofing systems.