Sustainable building materials are those materials that are made from renewable resources to reduce the environmental impact associated with fabrication, processing, installation, transportation, disposal, and recycling. They are employed in the address environmental challenges, including drastic climatic change, natural resource depletion, atmospheric pollution, contamination of freshwater resources, and loss of biodiversity. With the rapid construction of new green buildings across the globe as well as supportive government policies & initiatives, the demand for sustainable building materials is expected to proliferate in the upcoming years.
The Global Sustainable Building Material Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11% during the forecast period, 2022-27. The demand has been escalating on the backdrop of deepening the emphasis of numerous regional & country-level governments to ensure a smooth path for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Further, these sustainable settings offer energy efficiency, low maintenance, durability, reduction in overall operational cost, and waste reduction over traditional buildings.
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2017-20|
|Base Year: 2021|
|Forecast Period: 2022-27|
|Regions Covered||North America: US, Canada, Mexico|
|Europe: The UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe|
|Asia-Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Rest of Asia Pacific|
|South America: Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America|
|Middle East & Africa: UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey Rest of Middle East and Africa|
|Key Companies Profiled||
Kingspan Group plc, Amvic Inc., BASF SE, Alumasc Group plc, Bauder Ltd., Binderholz GmbH, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), Forbo Holding Ltd, Interface Inc., Owens Corning, Sika AG, Nexii Building Solutions Inc., Saint-Gobain (CERTAINTEED), Chengdu Onekin Green Building Materials Co. Ltd, Soben International (Asia Pacific) Ltd
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
In this regard, countries such as the US, Canada, Spain, the UK, China, India, Singapore, the UAE, and others have introduced green building standards to bring resilience in the construction industry for increasing the number of new sustainable residential or non-residential structures. Consequently, the demand for sustainable building material, including insulated solutions, walls, sidings, panels, floors, solar systems, etc., is expected to witness a noticeable incline during 2022-27.
Additionally, the increasing number of sustainable building certification organizations, such as DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), BREEAM (Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method), HQE (The Haute Qualité Environnementale), Energy Star, etc., have created benchmarks for attaining sustainability in construction buildings.
Therefore, with the emerging trend of zero-carbon energy buildings along with the establishment of various green building councils, the Global Sustainable Building Materials market would experience substantial growth prospects over the forecast period.
Impact of Covid-19 on the Global Sustainable Building Material Market
The advent of COVID-19 led to a significant decline in the demand for sustainable building materials during 2020. The construction industry was one of the worst-hit industries among others. The stringent imposition of mobility measures led to a low number of active construction projects.
In addition, the uncertainty posed by the global pandemic led to a downfall in the real estate sector as a result of low consumer confidence. Consequently, it resulted in the cancellation & halt of the ongoing construction projects, including green building projects. The halt in the projects also led to delays in project deliveries.
Therefore, in 2020, the demand for sustainable building materials declined sharply. In addition, the gradual revival of the construction industry contributed to the recovery of demand for sustainable building materials in 2021. Hence, the impact of COVID-19 on sustainable building materials would diminish with the resumption of ongoing & new sustainable buildings across the globe.
By Product Type:
Of them all, Solar Systems accumulated a notable market share in the global sustainable building material market during the historical period. The increasing awareness among building contractors & consumers, along with more readily available solar systems globally, have created a market need for solar systems. To minimize the operational costs associated with power generation for the building has stimulated the demand for solar systems in this segment.
Furthermore, the declining prices of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems in nations, such as Asia-Pacific, North America, etc., have increased the deployment of solar systems. Moreover, the environmental benefits & high long-term value given by solar systems have further heightened its demand among the real estate developers, which has augmented the sustainable building material market. For instance:
By End User:
Among these, the Residential end-user acquired a significant market share in the Global Sustainable Building Material market during the historical period. The rising demand for energy-efficient residential structures has gained notable momentum for sustainable building materials for residential settings such as apartments, villas, flats, housing complexes, communities, etc.
Besides, the usage of renewable power sources, proper insulation, recyclable materials for window panes, doors, roofing, coupled with sustainable coating for water-proofing & to prevent leakage, etc., has broadened the scope of the Sustainable Building Materials market globally. Moreover, the growing emphasis on promoting sustainability in residential building construction as well as the need for energy accreditation of buildings, have also contributed to market growth.
In this regard, the Government of India has provided various incentive schemes in its different states for Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)-rated buildings in India. Therefore, it is projected that these initiatives would further accelerate the global sustainable building material market growth during 2022-27.
Geographically, North America witnessed a sizeable growth in the Sustainable Building Material market, owing to its proactive efforts to mitigate adverse environmental effects by the construction industry. As a result, the region has seen a surge in the demand for sustainable building materials in the historical years. Moreover, the supportive government policies to catalyze the establishment of new sustainable building has mandated the need for sustainable building materials across the region. Besides, the region has several players providing sustainable building materials. Therefore, to endure competition, the key players in the industry have adopted different key business strategies, such as acquisitions, expansions, product launches, and collaborations. In regard to this, the demand for sustainable building materials has seen an elevating trend in the historical years, and the trend is expected to sustain in the forecast years as well.
Recent Developments by Leading Companies
The rising push by the government to adopt sustainable buildings for limiting & reducing greenhouse gas emissions has accelerated the demand for sustainable building materials. Further, the governments of several countries, including the US, China, Spain, and India, have enacted various initiatives that provide upfront discounts & tax exemptions, among other benefits. Consequently, this has resulted in the establishment of new green buildings globally, which has propagated the demand for sustainable building materials across the globe.
In comparison to conventional building materials, sustainable building materials have a higher upfront cost, which has discouraged many buyers from switching. Furthermore, these materials don't provide any immediate financial benefits, yet their costs can be recovered over the long run. Due to this, the end-users have not been investing in buying sustainable building materials. Consequently, this has led to low adoption of sustainable building materials by real estate developers, individual builders, homeowners, among others.
Key Questions Answered in the Market Research Report:
Frequently Asked Questions
A. The Global Sustainable Building Material Market is expecting around 11% CAGR during 2022-27.
A. Interior is expected to emerge as an opportunity area for the leading players in the market during the forecast period.
A. The increasing establishment of new sustainable buildings across the globe as well as favorable government policies & initiatives towards sustainable building materials would be the key growth opportunities for sustainable building materials providers in the forthcoming years.