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Article Title: Demand For Greener Homes Will Boost Materials Industry Sales To $86 Billion By 2017: The Freedonia G
By: Malik Singleton
Publication: International Business Times, 3/5/2013
Freedonia Study: Green Building Materials (2995)

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As consumers increase their support for and adoption of environmentally friendly products, U.S. demand for so-called green building materials is expected to rise to $86 billion in the next four years, The Freedonia Group said Tuesday. Roof construction of a new home Reuters New home construction will feature more environmentally-friendly materials Related Green Jobs Make Up One-Third of Construction Workforce: McGraw Hill Green Jobs Make Up One-Third of... 2012: A Year Of Climate Change Wake-Up Calls 2012: A Year Of Climate Change Wake... The Cleveland-based consulting firm said it expects growth of 11 percent annually for residential and commercial construction materials that are environmentally friendly.
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Article Title: Surge Seen for Green Building Materials
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Publication: Durability & Design , 3/5/2013
Freedonia Study: Green Building Materials (2995)

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Demand for recycled concrete, permeable pavement and other green building materials is expected to jump by 11 percent annually through 2017, hitting a record $86.6 billion, a new study projects. The spike in demand will be driven by rebounding construction activity and continuing consumer interest in environmentally friendly products, reports The Freedonia Group Inc., an international business research firm. Green materials will outpace their non-green counterparts in the coming years, Freedonia reports in Green Building Materials to 2017.
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Article Title: Green Construction and Green Building Materials Markets Will Both Grow Next 2-5 Years, Studies Show
By: Claire Moloney
Publication: Popular Network , 3/12/2013
Freedonia Study: Green Building Materials (2995)

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Reports from McGraw-Hill Construction and Freedonia report that builders expect green construction projects to replace conventional construction over the next two years. This will spur the green building materials market, which has remained strong during the recession...(A)recent study from Freedonia, US Green Building Materials Market, found that green building materials, which were resilient despite the recession and lack of construction activity in recent years, will grow 11% annually through 2017, reaching $86.6 billion. The research reveals that a combination of the rebounding construction industry, interest in achieving higher levels of LEED certification, and consumer interest in energy-saving products will spur the growth.
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Article Title: Rebound in U.S. Green Building Materials Market
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Publication: Lamboo, 3/20/2013
Freedonia Study: Green Building Materials (2995)

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U.S. demand to post double-digit 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 STAR-certified windows and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to lower energy costs and reduce energy consumption.
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Article Title: US Demand for Green Building Materials to Reach $86.6 Billion in 2017
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Publication: Door & Window Market Magazine , 3/5/2013
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While green building already has experienced tremendous growth, even more of an increase will occur in the next five years according to a new report. Through 2017, a rebound in construction activity will propel growth in green building materials demand 11 percent annually to $86.6 billion, according to Green Building Materials, a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc.
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Article Title: Green Building Materials Keep Growing
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Publication: National Hardware Show , 3/21/2013
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Builders are increasingly going green. U.S. demand for green building materials is expected to rise 11 percent annually to reach $86.6 billion in 2017, according to a study from market research firm the Freedonia Group. The growth in green building materials will result from rebounding construction activity combined with continuing consumer interest in environmentally friendly products. Who doesn’t want to lower their monthly power bill and save the Earth?
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Article Title: Demand for Green Building Materials Set to Rise 11 Per Cent a Year
By: Marc Howe
Publication: Design Build Source, 3/14/2013
Freedonia Study: Green Building Materials (2995)

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The increasing popularity of green building within the US construction sector is expected to push growth in demand for related building products by 11 per cent per annum through 2017. According to a new report by The Freedonia Group entitled Green Building Materials, this robust growth in demand for green building materials will create a market worth nearly $86.6 billion in the US, with recycled concrete, ENERGY STAR-compliant HVAC systems and permeable pavements expected to log above average gains throughout this period.
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Article Title: Demand for Green Building Materials to Grow 11% Annually Through 2017
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Publication: Hardwood Floors Mag, 3/20/2013
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According to a new report from the Freedonia Group, the recovery of the housing market and continued consumer interest in environmentally friendly products will contribute to an increase in demand of 11 percent annually to $86.6 billion in 2017.
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Article Title: Demand for Green Building Materials Expected to Skyrocket
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Publication: ConstructionPro Network, 4/4/2013
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Demand for green building materials is expected to reach $71.1 billion in 2015 in the U.S. market, climbing about 13 percent per year, according to projections that Cleveland-based The Freedonia Group recently released. Freedonia believes that the largest value gain over the next five years will come from concrete products bearing recycled content, such as fly ash and blast furnace slag. The market-research group expects the value of concrete products to increase approximately $11 billion to $16.2 billion from low 2010 levels of about $5.5 billion. In addition to the recovery in construction, green concrete products are expected to continue to gain market share because the use of recycled materials in mixes reduces the volume of waste sent to landfills while often improving finished slab or structure performance.
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Article Title: Green Building Supplier Sees Surge in Sales on Construction Rebound
By: Marc Howe
Publication: Design Build Source , 4/17/2013
Freedonia Study: Green Building Materials (2995)

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Sales of green building materials are surging amidst the US construction sector rebound as consumers and developers become increasingly aware of the benefits brought by sustainability and efficiency measures. Green Depot, a New York-based supplier of green construction materials, has seen business flourish since its humble beginnings in Brooklyn in the last decade. According to its owner, revenue is expected to rise by over 20 per cent this year to $12 million from $9.75 million in 2012.
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Article Title: With Eco-Friendly Building Supplies, Green Depot Thrives in the Construction Rebound
By: Nick Leiber
Publication: Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/11/2013
Freedonia Study: Green Building Materials (2995)

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During the housing bust, Beatty focused on broadening Green Depot’s reach by acquiring competitors in Chicago and on the West Coast. That leaves her well positioned to profit from the incipient recovery, as well as growing interest in sustainable building. Freedonia, an industry researcher, estimates the U.S. market for green construction materials will grow 11 percent annually through 2017, reaching $86.6 billion.
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