Non-Residential Green Construction Is The Most Likely Source of Growth For Building Materials Industry

Notice the key words in the first sentence below: non-residential ‘green buildings’. While the article discusses some home builders that are leveraging energy efficiency for marketing properties, non-residential is where most of the action is going to take place over the next few years…

The U.S. market for new, non-residential ‘green buildings’ — such as offices and factories — is forecast to more than double to as much as $145 billion in five years, according to industry researcher McGraw-Hill Construction.

Building materials firms are using ecological, non-hazardous and recyclable methods to make more affordable wood, plastic and glass composites, cement and roofing materials to improve energy efficiency.