Green Building Materials

As Quoted In Bloomberg Businessweek

Gains in green building material demand will be propelled by a rebound in construction activity -- especially new homes -- and continuing consumer interest in environmentally friendly products.

US demand to rise 11% annually through 2017

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. Homeowners and builders installed ENERGY STAR-certified windows and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to lower energy costs and reduce energy consumption, and WATERSENSE-compliant plumbing products to reduce water use.

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 products such as carpeting, gypsum board, concrete, and metal building products, while products that contribute to the earning of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification will see an additional boost.

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.

Recycled concrete, permeable pavement among best prospects

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.

Green building products such as recycled concrete, ENERGY STARcompliant 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.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $51.8 billion US green building material industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product (e.g., exterior products, interior products, building systems, solar power products, structural products, permeable pavement), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings) and US region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 41 industry participants such as USG, Mohawk Industries, and Shaw Industries Group.

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  1. Green Building Materials

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $121.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $86.00

      1. Table | GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND (billion dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,432.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $115.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $156.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Building Construction

        $655.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 3.4.1 Residential Buildings

          $361.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

          2. Table | HOUSING COMPLETIONS (thousand units)

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)

          4. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        3. 3.4.2 Nonresidential Buildings

          $223.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

          3. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Legislative, Regulatory, & Other Governmental Considerations

        $82.00

      6. 3.6 Building Certification

        $267.00

        1. 3.6.1 LEED

          $119.00

        2. 3.6.2 IGCC

          $82.00

        3. 3.6.3 Other Certification Programs

          $88.00

      7. 3.7 Historical Market Trends

        $86.00

        1. Table | GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS MARKET, 2002-2012

      8. 3.8 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

        1. Table | GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS FOREIGN TRADE (billion dollars)

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $3,133.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $180.00

        1. Table | GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY SEGMENT (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Exterior Products

        $819.00

        1. Table | GREEN EXTERIOR BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.1 Energy-Efficient Residential Windows

          $191.00

          1. Table | ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESIDENTIAL WINDOW DEMAND

        3. 4.2.2 Green Roofing

          $239.00

          1. Table | GREEN ROOFING DEMAND

        4. 4.2.3 Green Doors

          $159.00

          1. Table | GREEN DOOR DEMAND

        5. 4.2.4 Green Siding

          $185.00

          1. Table | GREEN SIDING DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Interior Products

        $629.00

        1. Table | GREEN INTERIOR BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Green Floor Coverings

          $268.00

          1. Table | GREEN FLOOR COVERINGS DEMAND

        3. 4.3.2 Green Insulation

          $155.00

          1. Table | GREEN INSULATION DEMAND

        4. 4.3.3 Green Gypsum Board

          $181.00

          1. Table | GREEN GYPSUM BOARD DEMAND

      4. 4.4 Building Systems

        $604.00

        1. Table | GREEN BUILDING SYSTEMS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.4.1 Energy-Efficient Residential HVAC Systems

          $167.00

          1. Table | ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESIDENTIAL HVAC SYSTEMS DEMAND

        3. 4.4.2 Energy-Efficient Nonresidential Glazing

          $83.00

          1. Table | ENERGY-EFFICIENT NONRESIDENTIAL GLAZING DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 4.4.3 Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

          $175.00

          1. Table | WATER-EFFICIENT PLUMBING FIXTURES & FITTINGS DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 4.4.4 Energy-Efficient Residential Lighting Fixtures

          $123.00

          1. Table | ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESIDENTIAL LIGHTING FIXTURES DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Solar Power Products

        $204.00

        1. 4.5.1 Market Demand

          $95.00

          1. Table | SOLAR POWER PRODUCTS DEMAND

        2. 4.5.2 Characteristics of LEED-Eligible Solar Power Products

          $82.00

        3. 4.5.3 Solar Power Products Demand

          $82.00

      6. 4.6 Structural Products

        $548.00

        1. Table | GREEN STRUCTURAL BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.6.1 Recycled Concrete

          $255.00

          1. Table | RECYCLED CONCRETE DEMAND

        3. 4.6.2 FSC-Certified Lumber

          $132.00

          1. Table | FSC-CERTIFIED LUMBER DEMAND

        4. 4.6.3 FSC-Certified Wood Panels

          $119.00

          1. Table | FSC-CERTIFIED STRUCTURAL WOOD PANEL DEMAND

      7. 4.7 Permeable Pavement

        $149.00

        1. 4.7.1 Market Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | PERMEABLE PAVEMENT DEMAND

        2. 4.7.2 Product Characteristics

          $82.00

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $1,073.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Residential Buildings

        $426.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE & SEGMENT (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Single-Family Housing

          $116.00

          1. Table | SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Multifamily Housing

          $86.00

          1. Table | MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Manufactured Housing

          $82.00

          1. Table | MANUFACTURED HOUSING DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Nonresidential Buildings

        $587.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE & SEGMENT (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Office & Commercial Buildings

          $150.00

          1. Table | OFFICE & COMMERCIAL DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Institutional Buildings

          $152.00

          1. Table | INSTITUTIONAL DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Industrial Buildings

          $85.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)

        5. 5.3.4 Other Nonresidential Buildings

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING DEMAND FOR GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS (million dollars)

    6. 6 REGIONS

      $1,611.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Trends

        $381.00

        1. 6.2.1 Population Patterns

          $98.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 6.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $95.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion dollars)

        3. 6.2.3 Regional Construction

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)

        4. 6.2.4 Housing Trends

          $97.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units)

      3. 6.3 Regional Demand for Green Building Materials

        $1,172.00

        1. Table | GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Northeast

          $229.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & SEGMENT (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 Midwest

          $285.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & SEGMENT (million dollars)

        4. 6.3.3 South

          $332.00

          1. Table | SOUTH GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & SEGMENT (million dollars)

        5. 6.3.4 West

          $248.00

          1. Table | WEST GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS DEMAND BY SUBREGION, MARKET, & SEGMENT (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $94.00

        1. Table | SELECTED US GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS PRODUCERS, 2012

      3. 7.3 Marketing

        $148.00

      4. 7.4 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      5. 7.5 Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $96.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 7.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 7.8 Company Profiles

        $5,132.00

        1. 7.8.1 American Standard Brands

          $165.00

        2. 7.8.2 Andersen Corporation

          $247.00

        3. 7.8.3 Armstrong World Industries Incorporated

          $217.00

        4. 7.8.4 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $331.00

        5. 7.8.5 BlueScope Steel Limited

          $292.00

        6. 7.8.6 Boral Limited

          $223.00

        7. 7.8.7 Bridgestone Corporation

          $167.00

        8. 7.8.8 Building Materials Corporation of America

          $89.00

        9. 7.8.9 Carlisle Companies Incorporated

          $158.00

        10. 7.8.10 CEMEX SAB de CV

          $82.00

        11. 7.8.11 Collins Companies Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 7.8.12 Columbia Forest Products Incorporated

          $110.00

        13. 7.8.13 Forbo Holding Limited

          $126.00

        14. 7.8.14 HeidelbergCement AG

          $93.00

        15. 7.8.15 Holcim Limited

          $117.00

        16. 7.8.16 Ingersoll-Rand plc

          $104.00

        17. 7.8.17 International Paper Company

          $135.00

        18. 7.8.18 JELD-WEN Incorporated

          $152.00

        19. 7.8.19 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $235.00

        20. 7.8.20 Kohler Company

          $185.00

        21. 7.8.21 Kyocera Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 7.8.22 Lafarge SA

          $130.00

        23. 7.8.23 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

          $181.00

        24. 7.8.24 Mannington Mills Incorporated

          $303.00

        25. 7.8.25 Masco Corporation

          $177.00

        26. 7.8.26 Masonite International Corporation

          $131.00

        27. 7.8.27 Mohawk Industries Incorporated

          $287.00

        28. 7.8.28 Monier Group GmbH

          $82.00

        29. 7.8.29 Norbord Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 7.8.30 Nucor Corporation

          $168.00

        31. 7.8.31 Owens Corning

          $147.00

        32. 7.8.32 Pella Corporation

          $110.00

        33. 7.8.33 PPG Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        34. 7.8.34 Roseburg Forest Products Company

          $82.00

        35. 7.8.35 Saint-Gobain

          $231.00

        36. 7.8.36 Serious Energy Incorporated

          $82.00

        37. 7.8.37 Sharp Corporation

          $82.00

        38. 7.8.38 SunPower Corporation

          $87.00

        39. 7.8.39 United Technologies Corporation

          $186.00

        40. 7.8.40 Universal Forest Products Incorporated

          $121.00

        41. 7.8.41 USG Corporation

          $280.00

      9. 7.9 Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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