Green Building Products
Green technologies and products is an emerging industry sector in the Calgary Region.
The decision to "go green" is driven by many factors, including rising energy prices, the desire to better manage water use and have energy efficient buildings, and changing values and lifestyles. It's more than a trend; it's a significant and permanent movement among individuals, companies and governments.
The global market for green building materials was US $455.3 billion in 2008, and is forecast to reach US $571 billion by 2013*. The building products and technologies industry saw declines between 2007 and 2009 due to the global economic crisis and the weak US housing market. However, the value of shipments rebounded in 2010, and has continued to remain strong.
It's more than a trend; it's a significant and permanent movement among individuals, companies and governments.
The Calgary Region is home to leading and innovative green product manufacturers and a number of green building projects. A number of factors favour the emergence of a North American green building technologies hub in the Calgary Region:
- Natural Resources
- Strong Building
- Sector opportunities
- Building components: roof, floor and wall systems
- Insulated concrete forms
- Structural insulated panels
- Home improvement lumber specialties
- Ready-To-Assemble (RTA) “Job Packs” and Design Services
*Green Building Materials: Making Cement, Insulation and Wood Products Increasingly Environmentally Friendly, NexGen Research, June 2009.
Business cases for each green building tech sector is available. Please fill out a request form if interested.
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