Revenue from new commercial zero net energy buildings is forecast to grow at a 13% compounded annual growth rate through 2025.
Global 2011 revenue for energy-efficient building envelopes – the elements that separate a building interior from the exterior environment, including insulation, glass, walls, and roofing – was $13 billion, representing 11% of the total Buildings segment. This analysis does not include most code-compliant construction spending, even as what were once advanced technologies become routine. Instead, the analysis focuses on leading zero net energy building development, high-efficiency homes, and commercial energy retrofits, the result representing a conservative assessment of how advanced construction materials contribute to advanced energy. Thus the market assessment here should be regarded as conservative and understating the full market size.
In the United States, U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and other green building certification programs are serving as the basis for local codes and/or self-imposed corporate policies. These types of programs have driven advanced energy building envelope revenue of $8.7 billion in 2011, along with an estimated 11% growth in 2012. The bulk of this revenue stems from commercial building energy retrofits and high-efficiency homes (new and retrofit). Over the long term, revenue from new commercial zero net energy buildings with energy efficiency goals is forecast to grow at a 13% compounded annual growth rate through 2025.
gross domestic product
The Building Envelope subsegment contributed $14.7 billion in increased U.S. GDP in 2011.
Advanced Energy Companies
- Building Design
- Building Envelope
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
- District Energy, Combined Heat and Power
- Water Heating
- Appliances and Electronic Equipment
- Enabling Information Technology
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