Green building technology is used to develop environmentally responsible and efficient building structure. Todevelop such structures; construction materials play a vital role and these are known as green building materials. Green building materials are responsible for sustainability and efficiency of a green building fromdesign to demolition. These materials are also produced or selected as they consume less energy.Demand for green building materials have seen significant growth in recent years.Advanced materials such as cellulose, cotton, fiberglass and mineral wool are in great demand in the construction industry for insulation purpose. These materials are also eco-friendly and less toxic.
Many manufacturers are involved in the development of green roofs that are in demand in the regions with regular climatic changes and extremeties in weather conditions to maintain temperatures within the structure as well as for rain water harvesting. Green roofs are produced with eco-friendly materials such as membranes, soil and others. Demand for volatile organic compound (VOC) free paints & glues and carpet tiles with recycled content is increasing in the green materials market for interior finishing. New non-conventional materials such as steel with recycled content, autoclaved aerated concrete, engineered lumber and structural insulated panels are expected to drive the market in framing applications.Thus, framing and interior finishing application segments are expected to grow over the forecast period.
Green building materials market has various end-user segments such as public facilities, education, commercial and industrial, healthcare, R&Dcentres, residential, others.In recent years, urbanization activities in the regions of Asia Pacific and RoW haveincreased considerably. This has helped the public facilities to grow and expand. Owing to the regulation regarding utilization of green building materials in construction, public facilities were the largest segment and are expected to maintain the highest share of volume in 2019. Large number of industrial expansions, growing R &D facilities of numerous industries and increasing Asian population areexpected to drive the growth of R & D centres and residential constructionin the next few years and these segments are expected to be the fastest growing end-user segments of green building materials market.
Strict regulations in the North American construction markethaveeffected a shift to green building technology. Accounting over 40%, North America is the foremost green building material consumer in the world. Europe also has strict regulations and therefore started implementing green building technology in large number of retrofitting and renovating applications. Asia Pacific and RoW are also also seeing increasing demand for green building materials due to adverse climatic conditions and government initiatives and are expected to be the most attractive markets for green building materials.
BASF SE, E. I. du Pont de Nemours Company, Owens Corning, CertainTeed Corporation and Kingspan Group Plc are expected to dominate the market for green building materials and these companies accounted for over 12% of the global share by revenue in the green building materials market in 2012.
The green building materials market report by Transparency Market Research provides an in-depth analysis of the global green building materials industry. The report segments the market on the basis of applications, end-users and regions and also provides forecasts and estimates for each segment. The report also analyses the demand and supply characteristics of the market by providing a detailed forecast and analysis of volume and revenue for the period 2013 to 2019. Inflation is not part of pricing in this report. Prices of green building materials vary in each region, and hence, similar average revenue does not follow for each individual region. Similarly, prices vary for different types of green building materials. The price for each application has been taken into account while estimating and forecasting market revenue on a global basis. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down this market by end application market in each region.
This report provides market size of green building materials for the past two years and forecasts for the next six years. The market size of global green building materials is given in terms of volume and revenue in kilo tons and USD billion, respectively. Market numbers are given on the basis of applications and end-users, and have been bifurcated on the basis of regions as well. The numbers provided in this report are derived on the basis of demand for green building materials from different applications and end-users in different regions. These numbers do not describe production or consumption of any of the products for any application or end-user in any region. Market numbers are provided on the basis of regional demand from different application markets of green building materials from different end-users.
Materials such as cellulose, cotton, fiberglass and mineral wool are capturing the market for insulations due to their excellent properties. Insulation application segment is thus the largest segment in green building materials and accounted for the largest part of the market share in 2012. Development of green roofs with eco-friendly materials from various manufacturers has also driven the growth of the roofing application segment. Interior finishing materials including eco-friendly carpets, recycled tiles and VOC free glues & paints are being consumed rapidly due to regulations regarding indoor environment quality and health hazards. Wooden structures, steel with recycle content, autoclaved aerated concrete, engineered lumber and structural insulated panels for framing applications are expected to replace conventional materials. Hence, interior finishing and framing applications are expected to grow with healthy growth numbers over the forecast period.
Based on end-user, the market can be segmented into public facilities, education, commercial and industrial, healthcare, R & D centres, residential, others. Due to a large number of urban developments public facilities were the largest segment and are expected to maintain the highest share of volume in 2019. Due to extensive industrial development, expansion projects and growing population in the regions such as Asia Pacific and RoW, R & D centres and residential are expected to be the fastest growing segment in the next few years.
Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World (RoW) are the major geographic areas covered in this report. Each geographical region has been segmented further on the basis of the application and end-user, and volume forecasts and estimates for each segment have been provided for the period 2013 to 2019.
The report also provides a thorough analysis of market share and revenue of companies such as BASF SE, E. I. du Pont de Nemours Company, Owens Corning, CertainTeed Corporation and Kingspan Group Plc. The report provides a detailed analysis of the various factors influencing the green building materials industry with the help of Porter’s five force analysis. The analysis also helps to understand the degree of competition in the market. The report also analyses the value chain and the various drivers and restraints of the green building materials market.
Green Building Materials Market: Application Analysis
- Exterior siding
- Interior finishing
Green Building Materials Market: End-user Analysis
- Public facilities
- Commercial and industrial
- R & D centres
Green Building Materials Market: Regional Analysis
- North America
- Rest of the World (RoW)