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Green Building Materials

  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND (billion dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)
    • Building Construction
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
        • Table HOUSING COMPLETIONS (thousand units)
        • Table HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK (billion 2005 dollars)
    • Legislative, Regulatory, & Other Governmental Considerations
    • Building Certification
      • LEED
      • IGCC
      • Other Certification Programs
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS MARKET, 2002-2012
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS FOREIGN TRADE (billion dollars)
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY SEGMENT (million dollars)
    • Exterior Products
      • Table GREEN EXTERIOR BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Energy-Efficient Residential Windows
        • Table ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESIDENTIAL WINDOW DEMAND
      • Green Roofing
        • Table GREEN ROOFING DEMAND
      • Green Doors
        • Table GREEN DOOR DEMAND
      • Green Siding
        • Table GREEN SIDING DEMAND
    • Interior Products
      • Table GREEN INTERIOR BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Green Floor Coverings
        • Table GREEN FLOOR COVERINGS DEMAND
      • Green Insulation
        • Table GREEN INSULATION DEMAND
      • Green Gypsum Board
        • Table GREEN GYPSUM BOARD DEMAND
    • Building Systems
      • Table GREEN BUILDING SYSTEMS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Energy-Efficient Residential HVAC Systems
        • Table ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESIDENTIAL HVAC SYSTEMS DEMAND
      • Energy-Efficient Nonresidential Glazing
        • Table ENERGY-EFFICIENT NONRESIDENTIAL GLAZING DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings
        • Table WATER-EFFICIENT PLUMBING FIXTURES & FITTINGS DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Energy-Efficient Residential Lighting Fixtures
        • Table ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESIDENTIAL LIGHTING FIXTURES DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Solar Power Products
      • Market Demand
        • Table SOLAR POWER PRODUCTS DEMAND
      • Characteristics of LEED-Eligible Solar Power Products
      • Solar Power Products Demand
    • Structural Products
      • Table GREEN STRUCTURAL BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Recycled Concrete
        • Table RECYCLED CONCRETE DEMAND
      • FSC-Certified Lumber
        • Table FSC-CERTIFIED LUMBER DEMAND
      • FSC-Certified Wood Panels
        • Table FSC-CERTIFIED STRUCTURAL WOOD PANEL DEMAND
    • Permeable Pavement
      • Market Demand
        • Table PERMEABLE PAVEMENT DEMAND
      • Product Characteristics
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Residential Buildings
      • Table RESIDENTIAL GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE & SEGMENT (million dollars)
      • Single-Family Housing
        • Table SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)
      • Multifamily Housing
        • Table MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)
      • Manufactured Housing
        • Table MANUFACTURED HOUSING DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)
    • Nonresidential Buildings
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE & SEGMENT (million dollars)
      • Office & Commercial Buildings
        • Table OFFICE & COMMERCIAL DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)
      • Institutional Buildings
        • Table INSTITUTIONAL DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)
      • Industrial Buildings
        • Table INDUSTRIAL DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)
      • Other Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • Regional Construction
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • Housing Trends
        • Table REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units)
    • Regional Demand for Green Building Materials
      • Table GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & SEGMENT (million dollars)
      • Midwest
        • Table MIDWEST GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & SEGMENT (million dollars)
      • South
        • Table SOUTH GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & SEGMENT (million dollars)
      • West
        • Table WEST GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & SEGMENT (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table SELECTED US GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS PRODUCERS, 2012
    • Marketing
    • Manufacturing
    • Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • American Standard Brands
      • Andersen Corporation
      • Armstrong World Industries Incorporated
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • BlueScope Steel Limited
      • Boral Limited
      • Bridgestone Corporation
      • Building Materials Corporation of America
      • Carlisle Companies Incorporated
      • CEMEX SAB de CV
      • Collins Companies Incorporated
      • Columbia Forest Products Incorporated
      • Forbo Holding Limited
      • HeidelbergCement AG
      • Holcim Limited
      • Ingersoll-Rand plc
      • International Paper Company
      • JELD-WEN Incorporated
      • Koch Industries Incorporated
      • Kohler Company
      • Kyocera Corporation
      • Lafarge SA
      • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
      • Mannington Mills Incorporated
      • Masco Corporation
      • Masonite International Corporation
      • Mohawk Industries Incorporated
      • Monier Group GmbH
      • Norbord Incorporated
      • Nucor Corporation
      • Owens Corning
      • Pella Corporation
      • PPG Industries Incorporated
      • Roseburg Forest Products Company
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Serious Energy Incorporated
      • Sharp Corporation
      • SunPower Corporation
      • United Technologies Corporation
      • Universal Forest Products Incorporated
      • USG Corporation
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

US demand to post doubledigit gains through 2017
Through 2017, a rebound in construction activity, combined with continuing consumer interest in environmentally friendly products, will propel US growth in green building materials demand 11 percent annually to $86.6 billion. US construction activity declined sharply during much of the 2007-2012 period, but demand for green building materials held its own, boosted by consumer interest in products that could reduce utility bills or promote environmentally friendly construction practices. For instance, homeowners installed ENERGY STARcertified windows and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to lower energy costs and reduce energy consumption. Gains in residential construction will promote demand for such products as carpeting, gypsum board, concrete, and metal building products.

Builders, architects coming to grips with LEED system
For purposes of this study, green building materials are defined as those products that can be used to earn credits toward certification in any of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems extant as of February 2013. These materials do not necessarily have to be installed in buildings where LEED accreditation is being sought to be considered green materials. Over the forecast period, builders and architects will increasingly opt to earn high levels of LEED certification by specifying the use of materials that earn LEED points. Solar power products, insulation, concrete made with fly ash, and lumber harvested in a sustainable manner can all contribute to LEED certification, and all are forecast to exhibit demand gains.

ENERGY STAR-compliant HVAC systems, recycled concrete, permeable pavements to see good gains
Solar power products saw explosive growth between 2002 and 2012, driven by increasing installation of rooftopbased solar power modules connected to electricity distribution systems. Going forward, favorable tax incentives and strong interest in the use of renewable energy sources will promote demand for LEED-eligible solar power products.

Recycled concrete, ENERGY STARcompliant HVAC systems, and permeable pavements are forecast to register aboveaverage gains through 2017. Green structural building product demand will be driven by increasing use of recycled concrete, as concrete made with fly ash and other additives features superior performance properties and is less costly than concrete made solely from cement and aggregates. Demand for green building systems will be fueled by strong residential demand for ENERGY STARcompliant HVAC systems that lower utility bills. Permeable pavement demand will be supported by interest in reducing water runoff and minimizing strains on older sewer and water systems.


PRESS RELEASE

US Demand for Green Building Materials to Reach $86.6 Billion in 2017

Through 2017, a rebound in construction activity will propel growth in green building materials demand 11 percent annually to $86.6 billion. In addition to the lift supplied by general construction activity, continuing consumer interest in environmentally friendly products will increase the market share of most green building materials relative to non-green alternatives. Growth in residential construction will promote base demand for such products as carpeting, gypsum board, concrete, and metal building products, while products that contribute to the earning of LEED certification will see an additional boost in sales. These and other trends are presented in Green Building Materials, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

Over the forecast period, builders and architects will increasingly opt to earn high levels of LEED certification by specifying the use of materials that earn LEED points. Residential HVAC systems, concrete made with fly ash, and lumber harvested in a sustainable manner can all contribute to LEED certification, and all are forecast to see above-average gains in demand.

Solar power products saw explosive growth between 2002 and 2012, driven by increasing installation of rooftop-based solar power modules connected to electricity distribution systems. Going forward, favorable tax incentives and strong interest in the use of renewable energy sources will promote demand for LEED-eligible solar power products.

Green building products such as recycled concrete, ENERGY STAR-compliant HVAC systems, and permeable pavement are forecast to see substantial gains through 2017. Recycled concrete will see rising use, as concrete made with fly ash and other additives features superior performance properties and is less costly than concrete made solely from cement and aggregates. Demand for green building systems will be spurred by strong residential demand for ENERGY STAR-compliant HVAC systems that lower utility bills. Permeable pavement demand will be supported by interest in reducing water runoff and minimizing strains on older sewer and water systems.

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