Green Roof Market By Roof Type (Extensive Roof, Intensive Roof), By End-user (Residential, Commercial, Industrial) - Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2019 - 2027

Key Market Insights

"Government promoting green roof for lowering global warming"

The popularity and implementation of green-roof concept is gaining traction around the globe as it helps in lowering the temperature on roofs, thereby decreasing the ambient temperature. This is achieved by growing plants on rooftops that help absorb the radiation from the sun and reduce the urban heat island effect. It has not only helping to reduce room temperature but the consumption of electricity is also lowering in the metros. This in turn, helping to slow the climate change process. As a result, various governments are introducing supportive policies such as subsidy, financial aid and special investment summits to encourage the adoption of green-roofs. Thus, the reduction in global warming due to green roofs is expected to drive market growth during the forecast period. 

Rising construction of industrial, commercial as well as residential buildings is expected to increase the environmental heat, which in turn is expected to fuel the growth of green roof market. With the growing economic development and rising population, people are migrating towards cities. This has impacted the increasing construction of residential and commercial spaces across every region of the world. More number of building have negatively impacting the environment by reducing green cover and deforestation. To counter such situation, many governments are adopting .green roof concepts that is sustainable and eco-friendly way. 

Overall, the global green roof market was US$ 7.1 Bn in 2018 and expected to reach US$ 28.7 Bn by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 16.8% from 2019 to 2027.

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Roof Type Segment Analysis

"Extensive segment dominating the market"

Based on roof type, the global green roof market is segmented into extensive and intensive roofs. The extensive roof segment captured the largest market share in 2018. Factors such as low maintenance cost is driving the market growth. Moreover, low capital cost per meter square and minimal irrigation and nutrient requirement are likely to drive the product demand further. These roofs are used mainly in single residential buildings as they don’t need a pre-defined roof designed for gardening.

Intensive product segment is estimated to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Heavy weight and high maintenance and installation cost associated with intensive roof tends to make up smaller market share of the segment in 2018. However, increasing adoption of these products from commercial and industrial applications is expected to increase the market share in near future. These roofs include grasses, shrubs, and even trees due to high depth of planting.

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Regional Analysis

"Europe dominating the global market by region"

Europe was the dominant regional market in 2018 accounting major share in the global market. During the forecast period, the region expected to maintain its leading position. Government policies and subsidiaries by the regional government are encouraging the adoption rate of more number of houses and commercial buildings. Countries like Germany and Switzerland have mandated the inclusion of green roof on all flat roofs that are larger than 330 square feet of area. The green roof laws are backed by scientific evidences and are gaining momentum.

North America is estimated to be the fastest-growing region with a CAGR of 20.4% over the forecasted period. Canadian city, Toronto was the first city in North America inked a law to have green roof. This has influenced the demand for green roof in the region. Under Eco-Roof Incentive program, building owners receive $100 for every square meter of green roof. Under this scheme, 420 new green roof permits were granted.

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"Growing partnerships is keeping the market competitive"

The global green roof market is competitive. Prominent players operating in the green roof market are adopting strategies such as a partnership with other companies, acquisition of smaller players to increase their production capacity and geographical reach. Following is the list of players included in the published reports.

List of Companies Covered:

  • Optigreen
  • Green Roof Blocks
  • Axter
  • Hannor
  • Bauder
  • ZinCo
  • Soprema
  • Xero Flor
  • Bender
  • Sempergreen
  • Others

Key Industry Development:

  • In March 2020, Green Roof Blocks has introduced a newly re-designed Green Paks modular green roof system. Green Paks are filled to four inches thick with our proprietary growth media. Each has integrated carrying handholds and wind uplift ties like their predecessor. The top face of the new Green Paks is made of biodegradable burlap. The new Green Paks and pre-grown sedum mats are the perfect combination for fast and efficient green roof installation delivering instant lush green coverage from day one. 

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Historical & Forecast Period

The research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2017 to 2027 considering 2018 as the base year for the research. Compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each respective segments calculated for the forecast period from 2019 to 2027.

Market Segmentation 


Research Period  2017-2027
Base Year 2018
Forecast Period  2019-2027
Historical Year  2017
Unit  USD Billion

 Roof Type Segment (2017-2027; US$ Bn)
 • Extensive Roof
 • Intensive Roof

 End-user Segment (2017-2027; US$ Bn)
 • Residential
 • Commercial
 • Industrial

 Geography Segment (2017–2027; US$ Bn)
 • North America (U.S. and Rest of North America)
 • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe)
 • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
 • Rest of World (Middle East & Africa (MEA), Latin America)

The current report also comprehends qualitative market valuation factors such as key market drivers, market trends, restraints and opportunities that give a better market understanding of the global green roof market. Additionally, the global report also comprises a graphical representation of a competitive landscape based on their market initiatives and strategies, product portfolio and business strengths. 

Unique data points of this report

  • Recent trends across different regions in terms of development of green roof market
  • Attractive investment proposition for application segment as well as geography

Key questions answered in this report

  • What was the market size of green roof market in 2018 and forecast up to 2027?
  • What are the key factors driving the global green roof market?
  • What are the key market trends and high-growth opportunities observed in the green roof market?
  • Which is the largest regional market for green roof market?
  • Which segment will grow at a faster pace? Why?
  • Which region will drive the market growth? Why?
  • Which players are leading the green roof market?
  • What are the key strategies adopted by the leading players operating in the market?
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Published Date:  Apr 2020
Category:  Building & Construction
Report ID:   60252
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