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Green Building Materials Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Green Building Materials Market is Segmented by Application (Framing, Insulation Roofing, Exterior Siding, Interior Finishing, and Other Applications), End-user Industry (Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional, and Infrastructure), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers the market sizes and forecasts in terms of revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Green Building Materials Market Summary
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >9 %
Green Building Materials Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The global green building materials market is estimated to reach USD 209,632 million by the end of this year and is expected to register a CAGR of 9.73% during the forecast period.

The outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 and the first half of 2021 significantly affected the global construction sector due to government-imposed bans and restrictions, thereby limiting the growth of the green building materials market. Residential real estate was the worst hit as strict lockdown measures across major cities resulted in the suspension of home registrations and slow disbursements of home loans. However, the sector has been recovering well since these restrictions were lifted. An increase in house sales, new project launches, and an increasing demand for new offices and commercial spaces have been leading the market recovery over the last two years.

  • Over the medium term, the potential application of green building materials in energy-efficient buildings is the major driving factor driving the growth of the market studied. Furthermore, there are favorable government policies that support green building construction and ensure standard practices across all construction sectors. These policies are prompting the manufacturers of construction materials to include more green material compositions/systems in their products.
  • On the flip side, the high first capital investments for green building construction when compared to conventional buildings is the key factor anticipated to restrain the growth of the market studied over the forecast period.
  • Nevertheless, the increasing focus of various economies on achieving carbon neutrality, the declining operation costs of green buildings over time, and the growing trends in recycled construction are likely to create lucrative growth opportunities for the global market soon.
  • North America is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. This dominance is attributed to the high demand for framing, roofing, insulation, and various other applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure sectors.

Scope of the Report

Green building materials are defined as materials that are non-toxic, environment-friendly, and sustainable, leading to improved occupancy health, lowered energy cost, and reduced energy consumption. The operating costs of green buildings are lower than that of regular buildings, with 63% lower water usage and 53% lower electricity usage.  

The green building materials market is segmented by application, end-user industry, and geography. By application, the market is segmented into framing, insulation roofing, exterior siding, interior finishing, and other applications. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into residential, commercial, industrial and institutional, and infrastructure. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the green building materials market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on revenue (USD million).

Application
Framing
Insulation
Roofing
Exterior Siding
Interior Finishing
Other Applications
End-use Industry
Residential
Commercial
Industrial and Institutional
Infrastructure
Geography
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
Italy
France
Rest of Europe
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Consumption of Green Building Materials in the Residential End-use Industry

  • The residential industry is the major end-user industry for green building materials. Various types of green building materials are gaining popularity in residential buildings owing to the increasing preference for materials that are energy-efficient, moisture-resistant, durable, and easy to maintain. Factors like personal safety, increasing awareness and affinity toward green building materials, and government regulations favor the continuous increase in the use of green building materials for residential applications.
  • Fiber cement siding, thermally modified wood, bamboo, fly ash or ashcrete, hempcrete, and recycled plastic are some green construction materials that are witnessing increased adoption in the residential construction industry. Other natural materials, like cellulose, hemp, and cork, are used for insulation applications.
  • Natural fibers such as cotton, jute, and wool, recycled materials such as terrazzo, and recycled concrete, stucco, stone, and rubber-based materials are also among the green building materials employed in various applications in the residential sector.
  • The governments of various countries are providing green housing incentives to promote the construction of green residential projects. For instance, tax credits in the United States and Spain, the Green Mark incentive program in Singapore, and subsidies in New Zealand are promoting the construction of green residential buildings in the country, which is likely to favor the market studied.
  • Over the last year, Japan made significant strides in green building leadership and continues to expand its impressive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) portfolio. Japan has more than 268 projects participating in LEED, comprising approximately 29.5 million sq. ft.
  • Also, the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) program in Germany provides low-interest loans and grants for construction and renovation projects that meet certification ratings beyond code performance.​
  • China is the world’s largest construction market. The Chinese government prioritized the country’s 13th Five Year Plan, which has schemes for green building initiatives. The country’s national climate commitment calls for 50% of all new buildings constructed by 2020 to be certified green.
  • India has around 6,548 registered green building projects. In June 2021, the IIA and the CII-IGBC signed an agreement to boost green building methods in the areas of architectural design and planning.
  • Owing to all the above factors, the usage and demand of green building materials for residential construction applications are expected to grow during the forecast period.
Green Building Materials Market, Revenue (%), by End-user Industry, Global, 2021

North America to Dominate the Market

  • In North America, the high level of consumption of green building materials across all types of construction activities is the primary factor driving the growth of the green building materials market.
  • The LEED rating system is the most widely used green building rating system in the United States. It provides a framework for healthy, efficient, carbon-saving, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED-certified buildings save money, improve efficiency, and lower carbon emissions.
  • According to the USGBC, as of October 2022, the United States had around 20,125 Certified LEED projects, 21,068 Silver projects, 21,206 Gold projects, and 7,027 Platinum projects.
  • According to the US Energy Information Administration, the energy consumption by the residential and commercial sectors in 2021 was rounded to 21 quadrillion Btu, which made up 28% of the country’s end-use energy consumption. The high energy demand from buildings has drawn the attention of the US government, which has announced its plans to invest USD 3.16 billion to transform around 450,000 homes in low-income areas into energy-efficient structures and cut down on the country’s utility bills.
  • The Government of Canada has committed to reducing the country’s total GHG emissions to 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030 and to reach net zero by 2050 in order to protect the environment and reduce the impacts of climate change. To achieve such goals, the country’s budget for 2022 committed CAD 150 million to develop the Canada Green Buildings Strategy. This strategy will mobilize national action to transform markets and reduce costs to meet this goal.
  • According to the WGBC, the best-performing sector for green buildings in Canada is new institutional construction. Currently, over one-third of all new projects in the country are green, and this number is likely to grow significantly in the coming years. Environmental regulations and reduction in energy consumption are the factors driving the growth of the green building industry in Canada.
  • According to the USGBC, in 2021, Mexico held the 10th position globally in terms of square feet (sq. ft) of LEED certification, with a value of 10,285,729.57 sq. ft in a total of 47 projects.
  • Also, as of December 2021, two Mexican REITs, Fibra Macquarie and Fibra Shop, were in the process of certifying their entire portfolios green through a combination of retrofit investments and higher quality-on-entry standards. Privately-owned Mexican firms are also displaying their commitment to LEED and green building.
  • All the above-mentioned factors are likely to fuel the growth of the North American green building materials market over the forecast period.
Green Building Materials Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Competitive Landscape

The global green building materials market is fragmented, with many players having small shares of the market. Some of the major companies (in no particular order) are Sika AG, Kingspan Group, Holcim, Saint-Gobain (CertainTeed), and BASF SE.

Major Players

  1. Sika AG

  2. Kingspan Group

  3. Holcim

  4. Saint-Gobain (CertainTeed)

  5. BASF SE

Green Building Materials Market Concentration

Recent Developments

  • October 2022: Holcim acquired Wiltshire Heavy Building Materials, one of the leading companies providing building solutions and material circularity in the United Kingdom. This acquisition will strengthen Holcim’s market presence in the United Kingdom's green building materials market.
  • August 2022: Saint-Gobain acquired Kaycan, a manufacturer and distributor of exterior building materials in Canada and the United States. Saint-Gobain strengthened its global leadership in light and sustainable construction with this acquisition, becoming the leading player for sidings in Canada and expanding its vinyl offering across the United States with complementary solutions in aluminum and engineered wood.
  • January 2022: Binderholz GmbH acquired the UK-based sawmill group, BSW Timber Ltd, which is a subsidiary of the Austrian Binderholz Group. BSW Timber Ltd produces more than 1.2 million cu. m of sawn timber per annum. This acquisition made Binderholz GmbH the largest sawmill and solid wood processing company in Europe.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Insulation and Energy-efficient Buildings

      2. 4.1.2 Favorable Government Policies for Green Buildings

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Initial Capital Investment Compared to Conventional Buildings

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Framing

      2. 5.1.2 Insulation

      3. 5.1.3 Roofing

      4. 5.1.4 Exterior Siding

      5. 5.1.5 Interior Finishing

      6. 5.1.6 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 End-use Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Residential

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial

      3. 5.2.3 Industrial and Institutional

      4. 5.2.4 Infrastructure

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.1.1 China

        2. 5.3.1.2 India

        3. 5.3.1.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.1.4 South Korea

        5. 5.3.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. 5.3.2.1 United States

        2. 5.3.2.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.2.3 Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. 5.3.3.1 Germany

        2. 5.3.3.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.3.3 Italy

        4. 5.3.3.4 France

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 Saudi Arabia

        2. 5.3.5.2 South Africa

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.4.2 Binderholz GmbH

      3. 6.4.3 Dupont

      4. 6.4.4 Holcim

      5. 6.4.5 Interface Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 Kingspan Group

      7. 6.4.7 Owens Corning

      8. 6.4.8 PPG Industries Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 Saint- Gobain (Certainteed)

      10. 6.4.10 Sika AG

      11. 6.4.11 Soben International (Asia-Pacific) Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

    1. 7.1 Increasing Focus on Achieving Carbon Neutrality by Several Economies

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Green Building Materials Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Green Building Materials Market is growing at a CAGR of >9% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Sika AG, Kingspan Group, Holcim, Saint-Gobain (CertainTeed), BASF SE are the major companies operating in Green Building Materials Market.

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