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Green Building Materials and Construction, 3rd Edition

“Green” construction has a crucial role to play in the transition toward low carbon economy.

Presently, the global building sector uses almost one third of the global energy and is the main single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

In the United States, commercial and residential buildings account for 39% of GHG emissions. This is more than any other sector of economy. To address this issue, the U.S. government has set an ambitious target to make all new buildings carbon neutral (or zero emissions) by 2030 and to improve existing building stock efficiency by 25%.

 

The situation is not much different in the European Union, where residential and non-residential buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of final energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions. Here, buildings provide the second largest untapped cost-effective potential for energy savings at the time when the Union is struggling to meet its carbon emissions and energy efficiency targets. 

 

Taking these facts under consideration, it is anticipated that the role of buildings in the energy efficiency policy is expected to grow in the next years, both at national level and globally.

 

In addition to addressing environmental concerns, the development of “green” construction market has also important socio-economic implications. It was estimated that investments in improved energy efficiency of buildings can generate an additional 2 to 3.5 million green jobs in Europe and the United States alone. This factor should not be underestimated in the present situation, when several economies are recovering from the global financial crisis 2008-2009.

 

Regulatory instruments, governmental initiatives and financial support mechanisms together with growing customer’s awareness and expectations all puts a pressure on construction market participants to adopt “green” practices. “Green” construction is moving from a niche to the mainstream, but is this movement fast enough to make a meaningful environmental or economic change?

 

The interest in joining “green” construction market is growing. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the most recognized program for rating and certifying “green” buildings worldwide, records a growing number of projects registrations year by year. However, the number and total footage area of buildings positively verified and awarded LEED certification has been experiencing only a modest growth since 2010.

 

In 2011, the total value of “green” (LEED certified) construction worldwide was estimated at nearly $70 billion. By 2016, the market is anticipated to reach almost $150 billion and by 2021 – $294 billion. Non-residential buildings have the major share in the market: $51 billion in 2011. Green homes is the fastest growing segment of “green” construction − the market value of LEED certified homes has jumped from $39 million in 2007 to $17.15 billion in 2011.

 


  • Executive Summary
    • Defining Green in Construction
    • Market Size and Growth
    • Employment Outlook
    • Green Certification in Construction
      • Table Index of Green Building Materials and Products Certification Programs Presented in the Report
      • Table Index of Green Building Certification Programs Presented in the Report
    • Green Building Products Manufacturers Worldwide - Competitive Profiles
      • Table List of Green Building Products Manufacturers Profiled in the Report
    • Global Leaders in Green Construction - Competitive Profiles
    • Report Scope
    • Report Format
    • Report Methodology
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms
      • Table Definitions of Abbreviations and Acronyms used in the Report
  • Market Definition
    • What Makes a Building Material "Green"?
      • Table Description of "Green" Building Materials and Products Attributes and Assessment Criteria
    • "Green" Buildings and Construction
      • Table Buildings "Green" Retrofit Measures and Technologies
    • "Green" Construction Market Participants
    • Report Scope
    • Methodology
  • Market Size and Growth
    • Methodology
    • The Market for Green Construction Reached Nearly $70 Billion in 2011
      • Table Overview on the Global Green Construction Market 2007-2011(in million $)
    • Global Market for Green Buildings
      • Table Number of LEED-certified Green Buildings by Country 2007-2011
      • Table LEED-certified Non-Residential Projects Area (sf) Top 20 Markets
    • Global Market for Certified Green Homes
      • Table Types of Buildings Covered by LEED Homes
    • Global Market for Commercial Green Interiors
      • Table LEED CI-certified Projects Area by Country (sf)
    • Global Market for Green Buildings Operation and Maintenance
      • Table LEED EB-certified Projects Area by Country (sf)
    • The Market for Green Construction Will Reach over $294 Billion in 2021
      • Table Green Construction Market Forecast 2012-2021 by Segment in $ Billion
    • Green Building Materials Spending Characteristics
      • Table Green Materials Spending Model for LEED Certified Buildings 2007-2011 in Million $
      • Table Green Materials Spending Model for LEED Certified Projects 2012-2021 in Million $
      • Table Building Materials Spending Model in Green Residential Segment 2007-2011
      • Table Building Materials Spending Model in Green Residential Segment for 2012-2021 in $ Million
  • Employment in "Green" Construction
    • Table "Green" Jobs Definitions
    • Which jobs are "green"?
    • "Green" Construction Job Market Trends and Projections
      • Table The USBLC Construction Jobs Projection Data
    • Salaries in Green Construction
      • Table Inventory of California "Green" Construction Jobs and Salaries
    • Qualification and Credentials for Green Construction Professionals
      • LEED Professional Qualifications and Credentials
        • Table LEED Accredited Professional Credentials Characteristics
      • BREEAM Professional Qualifications and Credentials
        • Table BREEAM Credentials and Qualifications Characteristics
        • Table Review of BREEAM Professionals Salaries Offers
        • Table Selected AEE Certification Programs Characteristics
      • Other Professional Certification Programs
        • Table Other Professional Certification Programs
    • The Role of Policymakers in Stimulation Green Jobs Growth in Construction
      • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 (ARRA)
      • The City of London Low Carbon Zones Initiative
      • FIDE Electric Energy Savings Training Program, Mexico
  • Green Certification in Construction
    • Green Labeling vs. Green Certification
      • Green Labeling (Eco-labeling)
        • Table ISO Definitions of Environmental Labeling Types
      • Green Certification
      • Life Cycle Assessment
    • Green Building Materials and Products Labeling & Certification Programs Worldwide
      • Blue Angel
        • Table Blue Angel Basic Criteria for Buildings Materials and Products
      • Cradle to Cradle (C2C)
      • Cool Roof Rating Council Labeling Program
      • Recycled Material Content Standard V5-0
      • Indoor Advantage and Indoor Advantage Gold
      • Green Label and Green Label Plus
      • NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet
      • FloorScore
      • NSF International Standard 14 Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials
      • Green Squared
      • calCOMPliant (CARB certification)
      • The National Fenestration Rating & Certification Program
      • WaterSense
      • NSF 347 Sustainability Assessment for Single Ply Roofing Membranes
      • M1 Emission Classification of Building Materials (Finland)
      • GUT
        • Table GUT Pollutants and Emissions Tests Requirements
      • EMICODE
      • Indoor Climate Label (Denmark)
      • EU Ecolabel
      • Other Green Building Products Certification, Labeling and Rating Programs
        • Table Other Green Building Products Certification, Labeling and Rating Programs
    • Greenwashing
    • Green Buildings Certification Programs Worldwide
      • Table Green Construction Certification Programs Worldwide
    • Building Research Establishment Environment Assessment Method (BREEAM)
      • BREEAM 2011 Rating Tools
        • Table BREEAM 2008 vs. BREEAM 2011 Certification Schemes
        • Table BREEAM 2011 Rating Tools Characteristics
        • Table BREEAM 2011 Rating Scale
      • BREEAM Outside of the United Kingdom
        • Table BREEAM Rating Systems Outside United Kingdom
      • BREEAM International
        • Table Statistics for BREEAM-certified and Registered for Certification Commercial Buildings in Europe
    • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
      • LEED Rating Tools
        • Table LEED Rating Systems Characteristics
        • Table LEED 2009 Rating Scale
      • Certification Process and Costs
        • Table LEED Registration and Certification Costs ($)23
      • LEED in the United States
        • Table Statistics for LEED-certified Buildings by State (excl. LEED for Homes)
      • LEED Worldwide
        • Table Statistics for LEED-certified Buildings outside the U.S. (excl. LEED for Homes)
    • Green Star
      • Table Green Star Rating Tools
      • Table GBCA-recognized Products Certification Schemes
      • Table Green Star Rating Scale
    • ENERGY STAR 3.0 (United States)
      • ENERGY STAR New Homes
      • ENERGY STAR for Buildings & Manufacturing Plants
        • Table Facilities Eligible for the ENERGY STAR Buildings & Manufacturing Plants Scheme
      • Green Globes (United States)
        • Table Green Globes Certification Schemes
        • Table Green Globes Rating Scale
    • ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (United States)
      • Table ICC 700 National Green Building Standard for Homes Rating Scale
      • Table ICC 700 National Green Building Standard for Site Design and Development Rating Scale
    • Society for Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF) Certification (United States)
      • Table SERF Rating Tools
    • Earth Advantage (United States)
      • Table Earth Advantage Rating Tools
    • EarthCraft (United States)
      • Table EarthCraft Certification Programs
    • DGNB (Germany)
      • Table Statistics for DGNB-certified and Registered for Certification Commercial Buildings in Europe
    • HQE (France)
      • Table Statistics for HQE-certified and Registered for Certification Commercial Buildings in Europe
    • Living Building Challenge 2.0
    • The Economics of Green Building Certification
      • Table Sales Price, Rental and Occupancy Rate Premiums for LEED and ENERGY STAR-certified Buildings in the U.S.
  • Green Building Products Manufacturers, Competitive Profiles
    • Table List of Featured Companies
    • Holcim Ltd.
      • Table Holcim Ltd. Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Table Holcim Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Performance
    • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Lafarge
      • Table Lafarge Group Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Table Lafarge Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Performance
    • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • USG Corporation
      • Table USG Corp Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Table USG Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Performance
    • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Personnel Changes
    • Kingspan Group Plc
      • Table Kingspan Group Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Table Kingspan Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Performance
    • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Personnel Changes
    • BASF
      • Table BASF Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Table BASF Construction Chemicals Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Performance
    • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Personnel Changes
    • Bayer Material Science AG
      • Table Bayer Material Science Group Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Table Bayer Material Science Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Performance
    • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
    • Andersen Corporation
      • Table Andersen Corp Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Company News
    • CENTRIA
      • Table Centria Group Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Table Centria Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Company News
    • SAGE Electrochromics Inc.
      • Table SAGE Group Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Product and Brand Portfolio
    • Performance
    • Company News
  • Global Leaders in Green Construction: Company Profiles
    • Skanska
      • Table Skanska Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Sustainability
    • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • New Projects
        • Table Skanska New Orders in Construction 2011
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Balfour Beatty Plc
      • Table Balfour Beatty Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Sustainability
    • Performance
    • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • New Projects
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
    • Stockland
      • Table Stockland Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Sustainability
    • Performance
    • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • New Projects
      • Innovation
    • HOCHTIEF
      • Table HOCHTIEF Profile
    • Corporate Background
    • Sustainability
    • Performance
    • Company News
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • New Projects
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes

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