Green Building Materials Market (By Application: Framing, Insulation, Roofing, Exterior Siding, Interior Finishing, Other Applications; By End-use Industry: Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional, Infrastructure) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2024-2033


Green Building Materials Market Size and Growth 2024 to 2033

The global green building materials market size was valued at USD 423.10 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to reach around USD 1352.12 billion by 2033, growing at a CAGR of 12.32% from 2024 to 2033. The increasing awareness about energy conservation coupled with rising demand for green building materials in residential and commercial buildings is expected to accelerate the green building materials market’s growth in the coming years.

Green Building Materials Market Size 2024 to 2033

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Green Building Materials Market Key Takeaways

  • The North America green building material market size accounted for USD 148.09 billion in 2023 and is expected to attain around USD 473.24 billion by 2033.
  • North America led the market with the largest market share of 35% in 2023.
  • Asia Pacific is observed to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period.
  • By application, the insulation segment accounted for the dominating share in 2023.
  • By application, the roofing segment is expected to witness a significant share during the forecast period.
  • By end-use industry, the residential segment held the largest share of the market in 2023.
  • By end-use industry, the commercial segment is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period.

Green Building Materials Market Size in the U.S. 2024 to 2033

The U.S. green building materials market size was estimated at USD 111.06 billion in 2023 and is predicted to be worth around USD 357.30 billion by 2033, at a CAGR of 12.39% from 2024 to 2033.

U.S. Green Building Materials Market Size 2024 to 2033

North America held the dominant share of the green building materials market in 2023. The region is observed to witness prolific growth during the forecast period. The region’s growth due to the increasing construction activities, increasing energy demand, rapid urbanization, rising demand for environmentally friendly materials, increasing preference for these materials over conventional construction materials, rising efforts to reduce carbon emissions, and rising awareness regarding the benefits of green building materials. The robust growth of the construction industry in the United States and Canada has considerably increased the demand for green building materials due to the diverse climatic conditions including cold winters and humid summers.

  • According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), In August 2022, the U.S. Congress approved the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, combining the objectives of reducing domestic inflation - notably brought by the global energy crisis while tackling climate change. A key stated goal of the act is to reduce carbon emissions by around 40 percent by 2030.
  • In March 2024, Canada's federal budget is likely to allocate billions of dollars for investing in building homes and low-cost housing programs according to Housing Minister Sean Fraser. Canada faces a housing affordability crisis as a rapidly increasing immigrant population has far outpaced the number of available homes.
  • In June 2023, Eco Material Technologies and Hive 3D unveiled the first 3D-printed homes using near zero–carbon cement as part of The Casitas @ The Halles, a collection of homes ranging from 400 to 900 square feet. PozzoCEM Vite replaces 100% of Portland cement with 92% fewer emissions, according to the company. The advanced material also sets much faster than traditional Portland cement—in 2 to 3 minutes in the formulation used by Hive 3D—allowing rapid printing of sustainable homes. The benefits of 3D-printing buildings include rapid building, reduced construction costs, increased worker safety, and decreased waste. When you add low-carbon cement to the process, the gains grow further.

Green Building Materials Market Share, By Region, 2023 (%)

Asia Pacific is observed to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period in the green building materials market owing to the presence of prominent market participants, rising use of eco-friendly materials in the construction industries, increasing focus to reduce maintenance and operational costs of the structure, increasing use of renewable products, growing awareness about energy conservation. The growth of the region is attributed to the rapid pace of urbanization in developing countries such as China, Japan, and India, Moreover, rising investment in the infrastructure sector by the government coupled with the construction of residential houses and buildings, is expected to drive the growth of the green building materials market during the forecast period.

  • In March 2022, according to the India Report Indian Real Estate's ESG landscape and its progress to a sustainable future, in India the past 5 years have seen a pronounced push towards green buildings; the period saw a 37% increase in the supply of certified buildings, with the addition of ~ 78 million sq. ft. of certified stock, compared with the previous five years (2012-2016).
  • According to the IBEF report 2024, FDI in construction development (townships, housing, built-up infrastructure, and construction development projects) and construction (infrastructure) activity sectors stood at US$ 26.42 billion and US$ 32.08 billion, respectively, between April 2000-September 2023.

Green Building Material Market Size in Asia Pacific 2023 to 2033

The Asia Pacific green building material market size was calculated at USD 105.78 billion in 2023 and is projected to expand around USD 344.79 billion by 2033, poised to grow at a CAGR of 12.54% from 2024 to 2033.

Year Market Size (USD Billion)
2023 105.78
2024 118.81
2025 133.44
2026 149.88
2027 168.35
2028 189.09
2029 212.39
2030 238.55
2031 267.94
2032 300.95
2033 344.79

 

Green Building Material Marke Overview

Green building materials are eco-friendly construction materials that have a low environmental impact. A sustainable architecture uses energy and natural resources. They are generally composed of renewable resources rather than non-renewable resources. Green building materials are widely used due to their energy efficiency, and ecologically beneficial qualities, and produce a lower carbon footprint during their entire life cycle.

The use of green building materials improves a building structure's sustainability and efficiency in terms of construction, maintenance, design, and renovation. These materials are durable, reusable, or recyclable materials. These materials can be wood, cork, bamboo, soil, adobe, sawdust, straw, recycled plastic, straw bales, and others, which are not adversely affected by heat, cold, or humidity. Green building materials offer various benefits including reduced maintenance costs, energy conservation, flexibility for greater design, and improved occupant health and productivity.

Green Building Material Market Growth Factors

  • The declining operation costs of green buildings over time and the rising trends in recycled construction are majorly boosting the demand for green building materials during the forecast period.
  • The presence of stringent government regulations and the existence of building codes compelling the use of green building materials in construction projects as sustainable and eco-friendly materials. The market has experienced significant demand due to rise in green-certified buildings, with developers embracing rating systems such as LEED, GRIHA, and WELL.
  • The rising application of green building materials in energy-efficient buildings is anticipated to spur the demand for green building materials during the forecast period.
  • The rising preference for green building materials over traditional construction materials is expected to offer significant growth opportunities for the green building materials market during the forecast period.

Green Building Material Market Scope

Report Coverage Details
Growth Rate from 2024 to 2033 CAGR of 12.32%
Green Building Material Market Size in 2023 USD 423.10 Billion
Green Building Material Market Size in 2024 USD 475.23 Billion
Green Building Material Market Size by 2033 USD 1352.12 Billion
Largest Market North America
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024 to 2033
Segments Covered By Application and By End-use Industry
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

 

Green Building Material Marke Dynamics

Driver: Increasing focus on environmental sustainability

The rising environmental awareness is expected to boost the growth of the green building materials market during the forecast period. The use of green building materials reduces the burden on natural resources and increases the use of renewable products to curb carbon emissions. The significance of green building materials enables greater design flexibility, low maintenance cost, energy conservation, and others. Several environmental issues such as air pollution, freshwater resource contamination, biodiversity loss resource depletion, and others can be resolved by the utilization of eco-friendly and sustainable building materials.

Bamboo, cork, and other recycled materials are highly used to maintain environmental sustainability as they have a low impact on the environment. Therefore, pollution, emissions, and the depletion of natural resources increase the use of renewable resources and promote the development of a more circular economy.

Restraint: High cost

The high cost of green building materials is projected to hamper the growth of the green building materials market. The high cost associated with green building materials may result in reducing the adoption of green building materials in construction activities in middle-lower income countries. In addition, the lack of awareness among builders and contractors regarding the benefits of green building materials particularly in undeveloped countries is also likely to limit the expansion of the global green building materials market during the forecast period.

Opportunity: Robust growth of the construction sector

The rise in the number of construction activities across the globe is projected to offer a lucrative opportunity for the growth of the green building materials market during the forecast period. Green building materials are well-suited replacements for traditional construction materials due to various benefits. Environmentally friendly construction materials are critical in mitigating global warming. In the construction sector, developers and consumers are emphasizing environmentally friendly, cost-saving, and energy-efficient structures.

The energy efficiency of buildings is improved by the use of these materials as they can regulate the temperature inside, reflective surfaces, offer insulating properties, and others. In addition, favorable government measures to promote the use of green building materials in the construction industry are likely to contribute to the growth of the market. Furthermore, advancements in technology and innovation in materials science have significantly increased the development of new green building materials with improved performance and durability. Thus, the massive shift towards renewable green building materials is expected to bolster the market’s expansion in the coming years.

Application Insights

The insulation segment accounted for the dominating share in 2023 in the green building materials market. The segment’s growth is attributed to the owing to the ongoing construction activities in emerging economies, particularly the residential and commercial sectors. Wool is a considered reliable insulator and a rapidly renewable resource. It is commercially available and is abundant in nature. These eco-friendly insulations are made from renewable resources or recycled materials and aim to reduce energy costs significantly by improving home insulation.

The roofing segment is expected to witness a significant share during the forecast period in the green building materials market owing to the increasing use of green roof infrastructure in buildings. This roofing has a positive impact on the environment. In addition, the rising popularity of non-toxic recycled rubber roofing due to its weather resistance and superior durability properties is expected to propel the segment’s growth.

End-Use Industry Insights

The residential segment held the largest share of the green building materials market in 2023, the residential segment is expected to sustain the position throughout the forecast period. The growth of the segment is driven by the increasing construction of residential buildings. Residential green building materials prefer products that consume less energy, water, and have a lower environmental impact as well as offer a healthy interior environment. Governments in various countries are offering green housing incentives to promote the construction of green residential projects.  Such factors drive the segment’s growth.

  • In June 2021, the Japanese government announced the green growth strategy, for which a green innovation fund of US$ 15 billion was allocated. Apart from that, even the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly announced that all the buildings in Tokyo should be enhanced with solar panels by April 2025. Thereby, driving the sales of green building materials in Japan.

The commercial segment is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period owing to the rising use of green building materials in commercial buildings to reduce emissions and maintenance costs. Green buildings can reduce emissions by 35% and maintenance costs by 20%. The use of green building materials has a lower environmental impact when it is installed and maintained as well as ensures an overall improvement in sustainability. The U.S. Green Building Council calls these materials environmentally preferable products for their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and as part of their ESG Green Buildings criteria.

Green Building Material Market Recent Developments

  • In October 2022, A significant provider of building solutions and material circularity in the UK, Wiltshire Heavy Building Materials was acquired by Holcim. The green building materials market in the United Kingdom will benefit from Holcim's increased market position through this acquisition.
  • In April 2023, T2EARTH LLC, the breakthrough, science-based, and innovation-driven manufacturer of sustainable, toxic-chemical free, and superior-performance forest products in the green building world with its focus on eco-wood products, debuts OnWoodTM as the Earth’s first ever circular economy, sustainable, Class A, high performance, eco-fire-retardant treated wood (eco-FRTW).
  • In August 2022, A manufacturer and distributor of external building materials in Canada and the US, Kaycan, was purchased by Saint-Gobain. With this acquisition, Saint-Gobain increased its market dominance in light and sustainable building, taking over as the dominant siding provider in Canada and broadening its vinyl product line across the United States with complementing solutions in aluminum and engineered wood.

Green Building Material Market Companies

  • BASF SE
  • Binderholz GmbH
  • Dupont
  • Interface Inc.
  • Owens Corning
  • Saint-Gobain 
  • Sika AG
  • Soben International (Asia-Pacific) Ltd
  • Alumasc Group plc.
  • Bauder Ltd.
  • Wienerberger AG
  • Binderholz GmbH
  • Homasote Company
  • CertainTeed Corporation
  • RedBuilt LLC
  • Forbo International SA
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • LG Hausys Ltd.
  • Kingspan Limited
  • Lafarge Company
  • Holcim

Segments Covered in the Report

By Application

  • Framing
  • Insulation
  • Roofing
  • Exterior Siding
  • Interior Finishing
  • Other Applications

By End-use Industry

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial and Institutional
  • Infrastructure

By Geography

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

How big is the green building material industry?
The global green building material market size is expected to increase USD 1,352.12 billion by 2033 from USD 423.10 billion in 2023.
What is the growth rate of the green building material industry?
The global green building material market will register growth rate of 12.32% between 2024 and 2033.
Who are the prominent players operating in the green building material market?
The major players operating in the green building material market are BASF SE, Binderholz GmbH, Dupont, Interface Inc., Owens Corning, Saint-Gobain , Sika AG, Soben InternationalLtd, Alumasc Group plc., Bauder Ltd., Wienerberger AG, Binderholz GmbH, Homasote Company, CertainTeed Corporation, RedBuilt LLC, Forbo International SA, PPG Industries, Inc., LG Hausys Ltd., Kingspan Limited, Lafarge Company, Holcim, and Others.
Which are the driving factors of the green building material market?
The driving factors of the green building material market are the increasing focus on environmental sustainability and rising trends in recycled construction are majorly boosting.
Which region will lead the global green building material market?
North America region will lead the global green building material market during the forecast period 2024 to 2033.

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