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US Green Building Materials Market

  • February 2013
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  • Freedonia
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  • 405 pages

US 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. Gains in residential construction will promote demand for such products as carpeting, gypsum board, concrete, and metal building products.

Builders, architects coming to grips with LEED system

For purposes of this study, green building materials are defined as those products that can be used to earn credits toward certification in any of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems extant as of February 2013. These materials do not necessarily have to be installed in buildings where LEED accreditation is being sought to be considered green materials. 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. Solar power products, insulation, concrete made with fly ash, and lumber harvested in a sustainable manner can all contribute to LEED certification, and all are forecast to exhibit demand gains.

ENERGY STAR-compliant HVAC systems, recycled concrete, permeable pavements to see good gains

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.

Recycled concrete, ENERGY STAR-compliant HVAC systems, and permeable pavements are forecast to register above average gains through 2017. Green structural building product demand will be driven by increasing use of recycled concrete, 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 fueled 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 coverage

Details on these and other findings are contained in Green Building Materials, an upcoming Freedonia industry study available for $5100. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, as well as forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product, market, and region of the US. The study also considers market environment factors, assesses industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 39 players in the US industry, such as Bridgestone, Mohawk Industries, Shaw Industries, Trane, and USG.

Table Of Contents

US Green Building Materials Market




General 4
Macroeconomic Environment 5
Demographic Trends 8
Building Construction 13
Residential Buildings 15
Housing Completions 18
Housing Stock 21
Improvements and Repairs 25
Nonresidential Buildings 26
New 27
Improvements and Repairs 29
Nonresidential Building Stock 31
Legislative, Regulatory, and Other Governmental Considerations 34
Building Certification 36
Other Certification Programs 41
Historical Market Trends 43
Foreign Trade 46


General 48
Exterior Products 54
Energy-Efficient Residential Windows 56
Market Demand 56
Product Characteristics 58
Green Roofing 61
Market Demand 61
Characteristics of LEED-Eligible Roofing 64
Green Roofing Materials 65
Green Doors 68
Market Demand 68
Product Characteristics 71
Green Siding 73
Market Demand 74
Product Characteristics 76
Interior Products 78
Green Floor Coverings 79
Market Demand 80
Characteristics of LEED-Eligible Floor Coverings 83
Green Floor Coverings Demand 86
Green Insulation 87
Market Demand 88
Characteristics of LEED-Eligible Insulation 89
Green Insulation Materials 90
Green Gypsum Board 92
Market Demand 92
Product Characteristics 94
Building Systems 97
Energy-Efficient Residential HVAC Systems 99
Market Demand 99
Characteristics of LEED-Eligible Residential
HVAC Systems 101
Green Residential HVAC Systems 103
Energy-Efficient Nonresidential Glazing 104
Market Demand 104
Product Characteristics 106
Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings 107
Market Demand 107
Characteristics of LEED-Eligible Plumbing Fixtures
and Fittings 109
Green Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures 111
Energy-Efficient Residential Lighting Fixtures 112
Market Demand 112
Product Characteristics 114
Solar Power Products 116
Market Demand 116
Characteristics of LEED-Eligible Solar Power Products 119
Solar Power Products Demand 121
Structural Products 122
Recycled Concrete 123
Market Demand 124
Product Characteristics 127
FSC-Certified Lumber 131
Market Demand 131
Product Characteristics 134
FSC-Certified Wood Panels 135
Market Demand 135
Product Characteristics 137
Permeable Pavement 138
Market Demand 139
Product Characteristics 141


General 144
Residential Buildings 146
Single-Family Housing 150
Multifamily Housing 154
Manufactured Housing 157
Nonresidential Buildings 160
Office and Commercial Buildings 163
Institutional Buildings 168
Industrial Buildings 172
Other Nonresidential Buildings 175


General 179
Regional Demographic and Economic Trends 180
Population Patterns 181
Economic Outlook 184
Regional Construction 187
Housing Trends 190
Regional Demand for Green Building Materials 193
Northeast 196
New England 200
Middle Atlantic 201
Midwest 202
East North Central 208
West North Central 209
South 210
South Atlantic 216
East South Central 217
West South Central 218
West 219
Mountain 224
Pacific 226


General 228
Industry Composition 229
Marketing 233
Manufacturing 237
Distribution 239
Cooperative Agreements 241
Mergers and Acquisitions 246
Company Profiles 249
AEP Span, see BlueScope Steel
Aggregate Industries Management, see Holcim
Algoma Hardwoods, see Masonite International
Aljoma Lumber, see Universal Forest Products
Alsons, see Masco
American Buildings, see Nucor
American Craftsman Window and Door, see Andersen
American Standard Brands 250
American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, see
Amtico International, see Mannington Mills
Andersen Corporation 254
Anderson Hardwood Floors, see Berkshire Hathaway
ANN SACKS, see Kohler
Armstrong World Industries Incorporated 260
ASC Profiles, see BlueScope Steel
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 265
Birchwood Lumber and Veneer, see Masonite International
BlueScope Steel Limited 272
Boral Limited 279
Boral Stone Products, see Boral and Owens Corning
Brasstech, see Masco
Bridgestone Corporation 284
Bristan, see Masco
Bryant Heating and Cooling, see United Technologies
Building Materials Corporation of America 288
Burke Industries, see Mannington Mills
Butler Manufacturing, see BlueScope Steel
Caribbean Roof Tile, see Boral
Carlisle Companies Incorporated 291
Carrier, see United Technologies
CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain
Clear Path Recycling, see Berkshire Hathaway
Collins Companies Incorporated 297
Columbia Forest Products Incorporated 298
CraftMaster Manufacturing, see JELD-WEN
Dal-Tile, see Mohawk Industries
Decorative Panels International, see American Standard
Del-Tin Fiber, see International Paper
Delta Faucet, see Masco
Durkan, see Mohawk Industries
Eagle Window and Door Manufacturing, see Andersen
EFCO, see Pella
Ennstone, see Holcim
FiberTEK Insulation, see Owens Corning
Firestone Building Products, see Bridgestone
Forbo Holding Limited 302
GAF Materials, see Building Materials Corporation of America
Georgia-Pacific, see Koch Industries
Gulf States Manufacturers, see Nucor
Hanson Building Products North America, see
HeidelbergCement AG 306
Holcim Limited 308
HomerWood Hardwood Flooring, see Armstrong World
Hunter Panels, see Carlisle Companies
Ingersoll-Rand plc 312
International Comfort Products, see United Technologies
International Paper Company 315
INVISTA sarl, see Koch Industries
JELD-WEN Incorporated 318
Johns Manville, see Berkshire Hathaway
KALLISTA, see Kohler
Karastan, see Mohawk Industries
Kirby Building Systems, see Nucor
Koch Industries Incorporated 322
Kohler Company 327
Kyocera Corporation 332
LandW Supply, see USG
Lafarge SA 334
Les Portes Baillargeon, see Masonite International
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation 337
Mannington Mills Incorporated 341
Marshfield DoorSystems, see Masonite International
Masco Corporation 348
Masonite International Corporation 352
Milgard Manufacturing, see Masco
Mineral Resource Technologies, see CEMEX
Mohawk Doors, see Masonite International
Mohawk Industries Incorporated 356
Monier Group GmbH 362
Morton (T.), see Armstrong World Industries
Norbord Incorporated 364
Nucor Corporation 365
Owens Corning 369
Patcraft, see Berkshire Hathaway
Paveloc Industries, see Holcim
Payne Heating and Cooling, see United Technologies
Pella Corporation 372
Pittsburgh Corning, see PPG Industries
PPG Industries Incorporated 375
Premier Building Systems, see Carlisle Companies
Ready Mixed Concrete, see Boral
Redland Clay Tile, see Monier Group
Renewal by Andersen, see Andersen
Roseburg Forest Products Company 377
Saint-Gobain 379
Serious Energy Incorporated 384
Sharp Corporation 386
Shaw Industries Group, see Berkshire Hathaway
Silver Line Building Products, see Andersen
Steelscape, see BlueScope Steel
Sterling Plumbing, see Kohler
SunPower Corporation 388
Temple-Inland, see International Paper
Trane, see Ingersoll-Rand
Unilin, see Mohawk Industries
United Technologies Corporation 390
Universal Forest Products Incorporated 394
US GreenFiber, see Louisiana-Pacific
US Gypsum, see USG
USG Corporation 397
Varco Pruden Buildings, see BlueScope Steel
Versico, see Carlisle Companies
Vulcraft, see Nucor
WeatherBond, see Carlisle Companies
Additional Companies Mentioned in Study 404



Summary Table 3


1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8
2 Population and Households 13
3 Building Construction Expenditures 15
4 Residential Building Construction Expenditures 17
5 Housing Completions 21
6 Housing Stock by Type 24
7 Residential Improvement and Repair Expenditures 26
8 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 29
9 Nonresidential Building Improvement and Repair Expenditures 31
10 Nonresidential Building Stock 33
11 Green Building Materials Market, 2002-2012 45
12 Green Building Materials Foreign Trade 47


1 Green Building Materials Demand by Segment 53
2 Green Exterior Building Materials Demand by Type 55
3 Energy-Efficient Residential Window Demand 58
4 Green Roofing Demand 64
5 Green Door Demand 71
6 Green Siding Demand 76
7 Green Interior Building Materials Demand by Type 79
8 Green Floor Coverings Demand 83
9 Green Insulation Demand 89
10 Green Gypsum Board Demand 94
11 Green Building Systems Demand by Type 98
12 Energy-Efficient Residential HVAC Systems Demand 101
13 Energy-Efficient Nonresidential Glazing Demand 106
14 Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings Demand 109
15 Energy-Efficient Residential Lighting Fixtures Demand 114
16 Solar Power Products Demand 119
17 Green Structural Building Materials Demand by Type 123
18 Recycled Concrete Demand 127
19 FSC-Certified Lumber Demand 133
20 FSC-Certified Structural Wood Panel Demand 137
21 Permeable Pavement Demand 141


1 Green Building Materials Demand by Market 145
2 Residential Green Building Materials Demand by Housing Type and Segment 150
3 Single-Family Housing Demand for Green Building Materials 154
4 Multifamily Housing Demand for Green Building Materials 157
5 Manufactured Housing Demand for Green Building Materials 159
6 Nonresidential Green Building Materials Demand by Building Type and Segment 163
7 Office and Commercial Demand for Green Building Materials 168
8 Institutional Demand for Green Building Materials 172
9 Industrial Demand for Green Building Materials 175
10 Other Nonresidential Building Demand for Green Building Materials 178


1 Population by Region 184
2 Gross Domestic Product by Region 187
3 Construction Expenditures by Region 189
4 Regional Housing Indicators 192
5 Green Building Materials Demand by Region 195
6 Northeast Green Building Materials Demand by Subregion, Market, and Segment 200
7 Midwest Green Building Materials Demand by Subregion, Market, and Segment 208
8 South Green Building Materials Demand by Subregion, Market, and Segment 215
9 West Green Building Materials Demand by Subregion, Market, and Segment 224


1 Selected US Green Building Materials Producers, 2012 231
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 243
3 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 247



1 Year of Construction of Housing Stock, 2012 24
2 Green Building Materials Market, 2003-2012 46


1 Green Penetration Rates for Selected Building Materials, 2002-2022 54


1 Green Building Materials Demand by Region, 2012 195

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