Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Like all construction-related industries, the Sustainable Building Material Manufacturing industry saw a period of decline during the Great Recession. However, as early as 2010, the industry rebounded with strong growth. As Americans become more and more concerned with environmental sustainability, this industry's products are expected to experience increasing demand, yielding consistent double-digit revenue growth into the future... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Building materials must meet a number of criteria in order to be considered sustainable under standards set by the US Green Building Council. Environmentally friendly materials must meet guidelines for low toxicity (i.e. formaldehyde free), minimal chemical emissions, recycled content, recyclability, durability and moisture resistance. Materials must also help reduce energy and water consumption.
Structural building materials
Structural building materials are expected to account for about 44.0% of all sustainable building products in 2013. Structural building materials include a diverse set of sustainable products ranging from recycled metal and plastics to concrete and other stone materials... purchase to read more