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

The Green Building Materials Market is segmented by Type (Exterior, Interior, Structural, and Other Types), Application (Framing, Insulation, Roofing, Exterior Siding, Interior Finishing, and Other Applications), End-user Industry (Residential, Commercial, Institutional, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

Green Building Materials Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >9 %
Green Building Materials Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The green building materials market was estimated at USD 199.9 billion, and the market is projected to register a CAGR of over 9% during the forecast period.

The market was negatively impacted due to COVID-19. Owing to pandemic scenario, several countries were forced to go into lockdown. Construction work stopped all across the world, especially in major construction hubs like China, India, and Japan. Supply chain disruptions, work stoppages due to measures imposed by governmental authorities to slow the spread of the virus, and workforce shortages due to illness and preventative quarantines negatively affected the market. Hence, such impact and uncertainties due to the COVID-19 outbreak acted as a stumbling block in demand and growing use of green building materials. However, this is expected to be temporary, and the market is expected to recover in the coming years.

  • In the short term, increasing demand for energy-efficient buildings, increasing demand for insulation, and favorable government policies for green buildings are driving the market's growth.
  • On the flip side, high capital investment when compared to conventional buildings and the impact of COVID-19 on the market are likely to hinder the growth of the studied market.
  • The declining cost of green buildings over time and increasing awareness about recycled construction are likely to provide opportunities for the studied market during the forecast period.
  • North America dominated the market across the world, with government efforts and regulations to mandate the usage of green building materials and greater awareness among the population.

Scope of the Report

Green building materials are defined as materials that are non-toxic, improve occupancy health, lower cost, and conserve energy. Green building operating costs lower than a regular building, with 63% less water usage and 53% less electricity usage. The green building material market is segmented by type, application, end-user industry, and geography. By type, the market is segmented by exterior, interior, structural, and other types. 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 by residential, commercial, institutional, and other end-user industries. 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 on the basis of value (USD million).

Other Types
Exterior Siding
Interior Finishing
Other Applications
End-user Industry
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Residential Segment to Witness Strong Growth

  • Green building construction in the residential sector is increasing due to the rising number of building regulations and policies mandating energy-efficient structures. This has created a market for environment-friendly and energy-conserving materials used in residential construction.
  • With the growing public awareness and rising income levels, the use of green building materials and the growing trend of energy-efficient structures in high-rise residential buildings and townships are likely to further boost the demand for green building materials in the coming years.
  • Various types of green building materials are gaining popularity in residential buildings, owing to increasing preference for materials that are energy-efficient, moisture-resistant, durable, and easy to maintain. Green building materials are majorly becoming popular in Canada, Germany, the United States, and other western European and Scandinavian countries.
  • In the Asia-Pacific region, countries such as China and India have already been facing environmental pollution-related problems, which has grasped the attention of governments to take the initiative in this regard. Moreover, power shortage problems in developing nations, like India, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and others, are likely to promote the concept of green building construction to promote daylight harvesting.
  • On the other hand, the green building construction sector in North America and Europe is already widely popular. Thus, growing renovation projects in North America and recovering the construction industry in Europe are likely to increase further the consumption of green building materials over the forecast period.
  • According to the 2019 report by US Green Building Council, LEED-certified homes have grown 19% since 2017, and they are at an all-time high with nearly 500,000 single-family, multifamily, and affordable housing LEED-certified units globally and more than 400,000 units located in the United States.
  • All such factors are likely to increase the demand for green building materials over the forecast period.
Green Building Materials Market Key Trends

North America Region to Dominate the Market

  • The North American region dominated the global market share. The construction sector has been witnessing growth in the region due to increased demand for houses and a rise in renovation projects.
  • Various government efforts and regulation mandates, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Building Certification, subsidies for green housing projects, etc., have been driving the construction of green buildings in the region.
  • The United States witnessed noticeable investment in residential construction in 2019. Additionally, in the United States, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) registrations have been increasing in a decent manner, which reached 69,006 registrations as of 2019.
  • Similarly, in Canada, Toronto and Vancouver have become a hotspot for construction, propelled by a hot real estate market. Developers have been looking forward to good returns on investment in the country, particularly with high-density residential projects.
  • According to Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), the Canadian green building sector can contribute USD 150 billion to the GDP by 2030 while cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 53 mega ton compared to 2018 levels, which is expected to drive the market for green building materials in the construction of greenhouses.
  • Mexico has also been witnessing high housing demand, for which the country is attracting noticeable investment into construction.
  • For instance, in January 2019, IDB Invest, a private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, granted a local currency financing program for MXN 150 million (Mexican pesos) to the Mexican company Procsa, in order to finance land acquisition, development, and commercialization of housing for low and middle-income families in the country.
  • However, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the construction activities in the region. Several construction works were put to on halt as a protective measure to curb the spreading of the virus. However, conditions are expected to recover in 2021, thereby driving the market studied during the forecast period.
  • Hence, such favorable trends in the North American construction industry are expected to continue driving the demand in the green building materials market over the forecast period.
Green Building Materials Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The green building materials market is partially consolidated, Some of the major players in the market include BASF SE, DuPont, Sika AG, Owens Corning, and Kingspan Group, among others.

Recent Developments

  • In August 2020, Owens Corning announced a new product line called FOAMULAR NGX (Next Generation Extruded). The proprietary blowing agent in this new line of extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam products delivers a 90% reduction in global warming potential (GWP) without sacrificing product performance.
  • In July 2020, the Canadian green construction technology company, Nexii Building Solutions, announced a trio of new manufacturing plants across North America. Two full-scale plants will be built in Canada, one in Alberta and the other in Toronto, Ontario, while a third one will be developed in Pennsylvania, United States. Together, the next three plants will represent approximately CAD 75 million in terms of investments for the production of Nexii’s green construction technologies.
  • In May 2020, SmartLam North America and RedBuilt announced their partnership to supply Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) products and solutions to architects, engineers, and contractors for projects using the popular mass timber building technology. RedBuilt will serve as the exclusive distributor of SmartLam CLT in the Pacific Northwest, West Coast, and Southwest, which includes nine states: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Montana.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Energy-efficient Buildings

      2. 4.1.2 Favorable Government Policies for Green Buildings

      3. 4.1.3 Increasing Demand for Insulation

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Capital Investment Compared to Conventional Buildings

      2. 4.2.2 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

    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 Consumers

      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 by Value)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Structural

      2. 5.1.2 Exterior

      3. 5.1.3 Interior

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Framing

      2. 5.2.2 Insulation

      3. 5.2.3 Roofing

      4. 5.2.4 Exterior Siding

      5. 5.2.5 Interior Finishing

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Residential

      2. 5.3.2 Commercial

      3. 5.3.3 Institutional

      4. 5.3.4 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    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 Black Mountain Insulation Limited

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Binderholz GmbH

      4. 6.4.4 Saint-Gobain (CERTAINTEED)

      5. 6.4.5 IsoHemp

      6. 6.4.6 DuPont

      7. 6.4.7 Interface Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Kingspan Group

      9. 6.4.9 Nexii Building Solutions

      10. 6.4.10 Chengdu Onekin Green Building Materials Co. Ltd

      11. 6.4.11 Owens Corning

      12. 6.4.12 REDBUILT

      13. 6.4.13 Sika AG

      14. 6.4.14 Soben International (Asia Pacific) Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Declining Cost of Green Buildings Over Time

    2. 7.2 Increasing Awareness About Recycled Construction

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Green Building Materials Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

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

The Green Building Materials Market is valued at 199994 Million USD in 2016.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Owens Corning, Sika AG, Kingspan Group, DuPont, BASF SE are the major companies operating in Green Building Materials Market.

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