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Green (Vegetative) Roofing

Green (Vegetative) Roofing

US demand for green (vegetative) roofing is forecast to increase 11% per year to $278 million (16.9 million square feet) in 2023. Market gains will be driven by growing familiarity with the benefits of vegetative roof systems, as well as the increased availability of financial incentives for installing green building products.

This report covers green roofing demand by market, system type, component, and region and subregion. Data are given in dollar value and square feet of coverage area.

Markets covered in the study include:
New construction
Retrofit

System types covered in the study are:
Extensive
Semi-intensive
Intensive

Component segments broken out include:
Vegetation
Growing media
Geotextiles & drainage layer
Insulation
Waterproof membrane

US regions and subregions covered in the study are:
South (South Atlantic, East South Central, West South Central)
Midwest (East North Central, West North Central)
West (Mountain and Pacific)
Northeast (Middle Atlantic and New England)
Demand for green roofing in Canada is also reported.

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US green (vegetative) roof market, including key trends in market, system, component, and regional segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018, with forecasts for 2023 and 2028, with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Data are provided in dollar value and square feet coverage area. Also included is an analysis of key players in the industry.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | US Green Roofing Market Outlook
  • FACTORS INFLUENCING GREEN ROOFING DEMAND
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Green Roofing Market Overview
    • Vegetative Roofing Scope
      • Definition & Features of Green Roofing
        • Table Figure 2-2 | Green Roofing System Design & Components
      • Built-Up Versus Modular Assemblies
        • Table Figure 2-3 | Built-Up Versus Modular Green Roofing Assemblies
      • Common Building Types for Green Roofing
        • Table Figure 2-4 | Common Building Types for Green Roofs
    • Green Roof Market Drivers
      • Key Reasons to Install a Green Roof
        • Table Figure 2-5 | Major Reasons for Installing a Green Roof
      • Stormwater Management
      • Aesthetics & Green Space
      • Urban Heat Island Mitigation & Energy Efficiency
      • Air Quality & Biodiversity
      • Other Benefits
    • Demand Constraints
      • Costs & Maintenance Requirements
      • Structural Limitations
      • Blue Roofs & Other Lower Cost Alternatives
      • Lack of Incentives or Mandates
    • Regulatory Activity, Building Codes, & Incentives
      • Regulations & Building Codes Overview
      • Fire & Wind Resistance
      • Structural Integrity: Roof Load & Root Penetration
      • Impact of CALGreen Building Codes
      • Incentives
        • Table Selected Green Roof Incentives by US State
    • Green Roofing Prices & Cost Benefits
      • Table Figure 2-6 | Average Green Roof Prices, 2008 – 2023
  • MARKET SIZE & FUTURE PROSPECTS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Green Roofing Market Size & Forecasts
    • Historical Trends & Forecast Growth
      • Table Figure 3-2 | US Green Roofing Market, 2000 – 2028
    • New Construction Versus Retrofit Market
      • Table Green Roofing Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028
      • Table Figure 3-3 | Growth Comparison: New Construction Versus Retrofit Market, 2003 – 2028
    • Green Roofing Demand by System Type
      • Key Trends & Outlook by Roofing System Type
        • Table Green Roofing Demand by System Type, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Figure 3-4 | Extensive Versus Intensive Green Roofing Systems
      • Extensive
        • Table Extensive Green Roofing Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028
      • Semi-Intensive
        • Table Semi-Intensive Green Roofing Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028
      • Intensive
        • Table Intensive Green Roofing Demand by Market, 2008 – 2028
    • Green Roofing Demand by Component
      • Key Trends & Demand Outlook by Component
        • Table Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Figure 3-5 | Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
      • Vegetation
        • Table Green Roof Vegetation Demand by System & Region, 2008 – 2028
      • Growing Media
        • Table Green Roof Growing Media Demand by System & Region, 2008 – 2028
      • Geotextiles & Drainage Layer
        • Table Green Roof Geotextiles & Drainage Layer Demand by System & Region, 2008 – 2028
      • Insulation
        • Table Green Roof Insulation Demand by System & Region, 2008 – 2028
      • Waterproof Membrane
        • Table Green Roof Waterproof Membrane Demand by System & Region, 2008 – 2028
      • Other Components
        • Table Other Green Roof Components Demand by System & Region, 2008 – 2028
  • REGIONAL TRENDS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Regional Outlook for Green Roofing
    • US Green Roofing Demand by Region
      • Table Green Roofing Demand by US Region, 2008 – 2028
      • Table Figure 4-2 | Green Roofing Demand by US Region, 2008 – 2028
      • Table Figure 4-3 | Key US Metropolitan Markets for Green Roofing
    • South
      • Key Demand Drivers & Outlook by Subregion
        • Table South: Green Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Figure 4-4 | South Green Roofing Market Position
      • South Atlantic
        • Table South Atlantic: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
        • Table South Atlantic: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects
      • West South Central
        • Table West South Central: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
        • Table West South Central: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects
      • East South Central
        • Table East South Central: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
        • Table East South Central: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects
    • Midwest
      • Key Demand Drivers & Outlook by Subregion
        • Table Midwest: Green Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Midwest Green Roofing Market Position
      • East North Central
        • Table East North Central: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
        • Table East North Central: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects
      • West North Central
        • Table West North Central: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
        • Table West North Central: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects
    • West
      • Key Demand Drivers & Outlook by Subregion
        • Table West: Green Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Figure 4-6 | West Green Roofing Market Position
      • Pacific
        • Table Pacific: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Pacific: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects
      • Mountain
        • Table Mountain: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Mountain: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects
    • Northeast
      • Key Demand Drivers & Outlook by Subregion
        • Table Northeast: Green Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Figure 4-7 | Northeast Green Roofing Market Position
      • Middle Atlantic
        • Table Middle Atlantic: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
        • Table Middle Atlantic: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects
      • New England
        • Table New England: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2008 – 2028
        • Table New England: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects
    • Canada Green Roofing Market
      • Table Canada: Green Roofing Demand, 2008 – 2028
      • Table Figure 4-8 | Comparison of Canada & US Market Growth, 2003 – 2028
      • Table Canada: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • Industry Composition & Green Roofing Supply Chain
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Green Roofing Supply Chain
    • Key Industry Participants
      • Table Selected Green Roof Industry Participants
      • American Hydrotech
        • Table Figure 5-2 | Industry Participant Profile: American Hydrotech
      • Carlisle Construction Materials
        • Table Figure 5-3 | Industry Participant Profile: Carlisle Construction Materials
      • Firestone Building Products
        • Table Figure 5-4 | Industry Participant Profile: Firestone Building Products
      • Garland
        • Table Figure 5-5 | Industry Participant Profile: Garland
      • Henry
        • Table Figure 5-6 | Industry Participant Profile: Henry
      • LiveRoof
        • Table Figure 5-7 | Industry Participant Profile: LiveRoof
      • SOPREMA
        • Table Figure 5-8 | Industry Participant Profile: SOPREMA
      • XeroFlor North America
        • Table Figure 5-9 | Industry Participant Profile: XeroFlor North America
      • ZinCo USA
        • Table Figure 5-10 | Industry Participant Profile: ZinCo USA
      • Other Industry Participants
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • Marketing Strategies
      • Table Key Marketing Strategies in the Green Roofing Industry
    • Distribution Channels
    • List of Industry Participants
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Study Scope: US Geographic Regions & Subregions
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
      • Table Relevant HS Codes for the US Roofing Industry
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Studies & Reports
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 6-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2018, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table Population & Households, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 6-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 – 2018
      • Regional Population
        • Table Population by Region, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 6-3 | Share of Population by Region, 2008 – 2023
      • Building Construction
        • Table Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2023
      • Residential Building Construction
        • Table Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2023
      • Commercial Building Construction
        • Table Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2023

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