“Green building materials range from traditional materials that are being revalued for their minimal impacts to advanced technologies that are enabling better passive and active building performance,” says Eric Bloom, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “Incremental improvements in materials science, production efficiency within mature product classes, and changes in design and construction practices are all helping to reduce the impacts from the buildings and materials sectors.”
The use of product standards and environmental assessments, along with product and company reporting, will be significant in shaping the green materials market. Though it can be argued that the current green product labeling landscape is overpopulated, a more select class of standards and tools is emerging, making environmental performance more measurable and more transparent, according to the report.
The report reviews the key market and regulatory trends that are contributing to the growing green building market, along with the commensurate growth in green building materials. Market forecasts, segmented by material element and material type and broken down by world region, are provided through 2020. The report includes profiles of more than 35 key industry players, along with detailed examinations of worldwide market drivers and barriers and technology issues.