Rockwell Automation Inc.
As a visible part of our commitment to sustainability, Rockwell Automation installed a green roof on our Milwaukee global headquarters building in 2010. A green roof is a layered roof system consisting of soil and plant life designed to reduce storm water runoff, save energy costs and extend the life of the roof.
Storm water continues to be a challenge for the City of Milwaukee. Large storm events cause the local sewerage district to experience overflow events — where untreated sewage is discharged into Lake Michigan. Rockwell Automation wants to be part of the solution. Before green roof installation, more than 1.3 million gallons of storm water ran off our roof into the Milwaukee sewer system. Estimates indicate the green roof will reduce water runoff by at least 50 percent.