Green (Vegetative) Roofing

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Vegetative Roofing

Demand for green (also called vegetative) roofing systems in the US is forecast to rise 5.1% per year to $207 million in 2025 with demand in area terms projected to reach 11.8 million square feet. Advances will be driven a post-pandemic rebound in construction of commercial buildings – such as government offices, educational facilities, and warehouses and manufacturing plants – as most green roofs are installed on these types of buildings. Additional factors supporting growth include:

  • rising awareness of both the public and the private benefits of green roofs – such as reducing urban heat island effects and increasing local biodiversity while also lowering building utility costs
  • the expanding number of cities with green roofing mandates and/or incentive programs that promote property owners to install green roofs
  • the aesthetic appeal and recreational benefits of green space amenities
  • the ability of green roofing systems to earn LEED credits for buildings

However, faster increases will be limited by the glut of vacant commercial properties in the wake of the pandemic, hindering new construction (green roofs are most often installed on new buildings) and the market will remain relatively small due in part to the relative scarcity of green roofing mandates or incentive programs throughout much of the country.

Post-Pandemic Rebound in Commercial Building Construction to Drive Market Growth

Demand for green roofing systems fell in 2020 and 2021 due to pandemic-related weakness in commercial building construction, where the vast majority of green roofs are installed. Even as economic conditions improve, many building owners and managers remain reluctant to invest in such large-scale and generally optional projects as green roofs, limiting the number of installations in the near term. Nevertheless, green roofing sales are projected to return to growth in 2022 and accelerate through 2025 as commercial building construction continues to rebound, and recently implemented green roof mandates (e.g., New York City’s 2019 Climate Mobilization Act) make a greater impact on the market.

The South Will Continue to Lead US Regions, But West to See Faster Growth

The South will remain the leading regional green roofing market through 2025, bolstered by the relatively large number of installations each year in South Atlantic cities such as Washington, DC, Atlanta, Baltimore, and Miami. However, the West will continue to post faster growth, driven by the expanding impact of green roofing initiatives in cities in the Pacific subregion, such as San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. Green roofing suppliers in these areas benefit from significant government support for vegetative roofing, as well as from warm climates that support investments to improve energy efficiency.

Sika Acquires American Hydrotech to Become Market Leader

In July 2021, Sika acquired American Hydrotech – maker of the popular Garden Roof vegetative roof system and other green roofing products – as part of a strategy to become the leading green roofing supplier in North America. The acquisition complements Sika’s existing roofing and waterproofing portfolio with a range of sustainable roofing products. Other notable acquisitions include Holcim’s April 2021 purchase of Firestone Building Products from Bridgestone and Carlisle’s July 2021 agreement to acquire Henry.

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  1. Green (Vegetative) Roofing

    $2,900.00

    1. 1 Executive Summary

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Green (Vegetative) Roofing Market Outlook

    2. 2 About This Report

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      1. 2.1 Report Details

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Green Roofing Market Overview

      2. 2.2 Study Scope & Product Description

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        1. 2.2.1 Definitions & Features of Green Roofing

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          1. Figure 2-2 | Green Roofing System Design & Components

        2. 2.2.2 Built-Up vs. Modular Assemblies

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          1. Figure 2-3 | Built-Up Versus Modular Green Roofing Assemblies

        3. 2.2.3 Building Types that Commonly Use Green Roofing

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          1. Figure 2-4 | Building Types for Green Roofs that Commonly Use Green Roofs

      3. 2.3 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Green Roofs

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        1. Table | Annual Green (Vegetative) Roofing Demand by Market, 2019 - 2022

        2. Figure 2-5 | Annual Green Roofing Area Demand Growth by Market, 2018 - 2023

    3. 3 Overview

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      1. 3.1 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | Green Roofing Demand, 2010 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-1 | Green Roofing Demand, 2000 - 2020

      2. 3.2 Market Drivers

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        1. 3.2.1 Key Reasons to Install a Green Roof

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        2. 3.2.2 Stormwater Management

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        3. 3.2.3 Aesthetics & Green Space

          $82.00

        4. 3.2.4 Urban Heat Island Mitigation & Energy Efficiency

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        5. 3.2.5 Air Quality & Biodiversity

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        6. 3.2.6 Other Benefits

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      3. 3.3 Demand Constraints

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        1. 3.3.1 Costs & Maintenance Requirements

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        2. 3.3.2 Structural Limitations

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        3. 3.3.3 Blue Roofs & Other Lower Cost Alternatives

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        4. 3.3.4 Lack of Incentives or Mandates

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      4. 3.4 System Types

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        1. 3.4.1 Demand by System Type

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          1. Table | Green Roofing Demand by System, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 3-2 | Extensive Versus Intensive Green Roofing Systems

        2. 3.4.2 Extensive Systems

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          1. Table | Extensive Green Roofing System Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 3-3 | Extensive Green Roofing System Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        3. 3.4.3 Semi-Intensive

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          1. Table | Semi-Intensive Green Roofing System Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 3-4 | Semi-Intensive Green Roofing System Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        4. 3.4.4 Intensive

          $92.00

          1. Table | Intensive Green Roofing System Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 3-5 | Intensive Green Roofing System Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      5. 3.5 New Construction vs. Retrofit Market

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        1. Table | Green Roofing Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 3-6 | Green Roofing Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      6. 3.6 Green Roofing Prices & Cost Benefits

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        1. Table | Green Roofing Pricing by Component, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 3-7 | Average Green Roof Prices, 2010 - 2025

    4. 4 Factors Impacting Roofing Demand

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      1. 4.1 Building Construction Activity

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        1. Table | Building Construction Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

      2. 4.2 Regulatory Activity, Building Codes, &Incentives

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        1. 4.2.1 Regulations & Building Codes Overview

          $82.00

        2. 4.2.2 Fire & Wind Resistance

          $82.00

        3. 4.2.3 Structural Integrity: Roof Load & Root Penetration

          $82.00

        4. 4.2.4 Impact of CALGreen Building Codes

          $82.00

        5. 4.2.5 Incentives

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          1. Table | Selected Green Roof Incentives by US State

      3. 4.3 Sustainability Initiatives

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        1. 4.3.1 Recycling & Recycled Content

          $82.00

        2. 4.3.2 Cool Roofing

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.3 Energy Efficiency (LEED & Energy Star)

          $82.00

    5. 5 Green Roofing System Components

      $678.00

      1. 5.1 Green Roofing Demand by Component

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        1. Table | Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 5-1 | Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

      2. 5.2 Vegetation

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        1. Table | Green Roofing Vegetation Demand by System & Region, 2010 - 2030

      3. 5.3 Growing Media

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        1. Table | Green Roofing Growing Media Demand by System & Region, 2010 - 2030

      4. 5.4 Geotextiles & Drainage Layer

        $113.00

        1. Table | Green Roofing Geotextiles & Drainage Layer Demand by System & Region, 2010 - 2030

      5. 5.5 Insulation

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        1. Table | Green Roofing Insulation Demand by System & Region, 2010 - 2030

      6. 5.6 Waterproof Membranes

        $107.00

        1. Table | Green Roofing Waterproof Membrane Demand by System & Region, 2010 - 2030

      7. 5.7 Other Components

        $82.00

        1. Table | Other Green Roofing Components Demand by System & Region, 2010 - 2030

    6. 6 Regional Trends

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      1. 6.1 Demand by Region

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        1. Table | Green Roofing Demand by US Region, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 6-1 | Green Roofing Demand by US Region, 2010 - 2030

        3. Figure 6-2 | Key US Metropolitan Markets for Green Roofing

      2. 6.2 Northeast

        $580.00

        1. 6.2.1 Key Demand Drivers & Outlook by Subregion

          $91.00

          1. Table | Northeast: Green Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 6-3 | Northeast: Green Roofing Market Position

        2. 6.2.2 New England

          $170.00

          1. Table | New England: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

          2. Table | New England: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects

        3. 6.2.3 Middle Atlantic

          $318.00

          1. Table | Middle Atlantic: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

          2. Table | Middle Atlantic: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects

      3. 6.3 Midwest

        $545.00

        1. 6.3.1 Key Demand Drivers & Outlook by Subregion

          $91.00

          1. Table | Midwest: Green Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 6-4 | Midwest: Green Roofing Market Position

        2. 6.3.2 East North Central

          $273.00

          1. Table | East North Central: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

          2. Table | East North Central: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects

        3. 6.3.3 West North Central

          $180.00

          1. Table | West North Central: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

          2. Table | West North Central: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects

      4. 6.4 South

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        1. 6.4.1 Key Drivers & Outlook by Subregion

          $93.00

          1. Table | South: Green Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 6-5 | South: Green Roofing Market Position

        2. 6.4.2 South Atlantic

          $464.00

          1. Table | South Atlantic: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

          2. Table | South Atlantic: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects

        3. 6.4.3 East South Central

          $137.00

          1. Table | East South Central: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects

          2. Table | East South Central: Selected Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

        4. 6.4.4 West South Central

          $164.00

          1. Table | West South Central: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

          2. Table | West South Central: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects

      5. 6.5 West

        $603.00

        1. 6.5.1 Key Demand Drivers & Outlook by Subregion

          $87.00

          1. Table | West: Green Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 6-6 | West: Green Roofing Market Position

        2. 6.5.2 Mountain

          $170.00

          1. Table | Mountain: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

          2. Table | Mountain: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects

        3. 6.5.3 Pacific

          $347.00

          1. Table | Pacific: Green Roofing Demand by Component, 2010 - 2030

          2. Table | Pacific: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects

      6. 6.6 Canada Green Roofing Market

        $223.00

        1. Table | Canada: Green Roofing Demand, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 6-7 | Comparison of Canada & US Green Roof Area Demand Growth, 2010 - 2030

        3. Table | Canada: Selected Green Roofing Installation Projects

    7. 7 Key Suppliers & Market Share

      $1,111.00

      1. 7.1 Industry Composition

        $82.00

        1. Figure 7-1 | Green Roofing Supply Chain

      2. 7.2 Key Industry Participants

        $298.00

        1. Figure 7-2 | Industry Participant Profile: American Hydrotech

        2. Figure 7-3 | Industry Participant Profile: Firestone Building Products

        3. Figure 7-4 | Industry Participant Profile: Garland

        4. Figure 7-5 | Industry Participant Profile: Henry

        5. Figure 7-6 | Industry Participant Profile: LiveRoof

        6. Figure 7-7 | Industry Participant Profile: SOPREMA

        7. Figure 7-8 | | Industry Participant Profile: XeroFlor North America

        8. Figure 7-9 | Industry Participant Profile: ZinCo USA

      3. 7.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      4. 7.4 Cooperative Agreements

        $218.00

        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      5. 7.5 Marketing Strategies

        $142.00

        1. Table | Key Marketing Strategies in the Green Roofing Industry

      6. 7.6 Distribution Channels

        $82.00

      7. 7.7 List of Industry Participants

        $318.00

        1. Table | Selected Industry Participants

    8. 8 Appendix

      $1,855.00

      1. 8.1 Scope

        $225.00

        1. Table | Study Scope: US Geographic Regions & Subregions

        2. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        3. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 8.2 Definitions

        $82.00

      3. 8.3 Freedonia Methodology

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      4. 8.4 Study-Specific Methodology

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      5. 8.5 Sources

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      6. 8.6 Associations & Agencies

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      7. 8.7 Related Studies & Reports

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      8. 8.8 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $1,140.00

        1. 8.8.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2010 - 2030

        2. 8.8.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2010 - 2030

        3. 8.8.3 Consumer Spending

          $94.00

          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2010 - 2025

        4. 8.8.4 Residential Building Construction

          $87.00

          1. Table | Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        5. 8.8.5 Housing Starts

          $101.00

          1. Table | New Housing Indicators, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 8-1 | New Housing Square Footage by Housing Type, 2005 - 2020

        6. 8.8.6 Housing Stock

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          1. Table | Housing Stock by Type, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 8-2 | Housing Stock: Share by Year of Construction, 2020

        7. 8.8.7 Residential Improvements & Repairs

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          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        8. 8.8.8 Commercial Building Construction

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          1. Table | Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        9. 8.8.9 Commercial Building Stock

          $82.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Stock, 2010 - 2030

        10. 8.8.10 Commercial Building Improvements & Repairs

          $391.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

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