State of the Commercial Insulation Industry
Commercial insulation demand has grown as the overall construction market has improved since economic recovery began over the past few years. Growth of this insulation segment has been fueled by changes in building codes for increased energy efficiency. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, one-third of the energy used in commercial buildings is devoted to heating and cooling. Insulation can help achieve greater energy savings by reducing heating and cooling loads and manage indoor climate temperature as well as dampen noise pollution and create a more environmentally sustainable building. Recent requirements to bring re-purposed or renovated buildings up to new code standards also represents a big opportunity for suppliers and distributors of insulation.

Construction methods to provide continuous insulation performance for proper building enclosure require different approaches to insulating new and existing buildings. Insulation is being specified and installed as part of a building envelope system which requires further education aimed at architects, consultants and contractors about selecting and installing the right system including not only insulation but underlayment, weather resistant barriers, flashing and tapes, adhesives and coatings. Developing specifications for complete systems will create opportunities for all companies supplying the commercial insulation market.

Competition between insulation types, primarily fiberglass and a range of plastic foams, has intensified to meet these energy efficiency code changes. These products alone or in combination with other products represent solutions available to reduce heating and cooling costs and deliver LEED credits throughout the entire building from foundation up to roof, gaining attention among both the A&D community and property owners.

End market changes also have great impact on the supply of commercial insulation. Shifting product trends will force decisions on resources at the manufacturer level while the changing product mix to meet the range of options available will require distribution to rebalance its portfolio to meet product needs for developers and contractors. Manufacturers will need to provide more education on how their products perform to meet code and deliver value to the architect, contractor and property owner.

Report Scope 
The Commercial Insulation 2016 report focuses on commercial insulation in North America, including the United States and Canada

Report Format

  • Executive Summary – Summary of the current market size, trends and developments, keys for future success and outlook
  • Products Review – a review of commercial insulation products, along with recent product advances and developments
  • Market Assessment – A thorough analysis of demand in North America will provide the baseline.  A three-year projection will provide insights into how demand is most likely to shift by material, channel and region
  • Business Assessment – A realistic business assessment to help target market opportunities

Using the Report
Commercial Insulation 2016, provides a vital baseline analysis for forecasting and business planning for current and new industry participants. Using 2015 as its launch point, the report analyzes demand drivers and trends by material, application, construction type, market sector, region, distribution channel and supplier, providing forecasts through 2018. It also analyzes trends in current products, new product developments and technologies, and competitive materials, helping companies anticipate customer needs, plus insights into:

  • Up-to-date market size and forecast
  • Voice of Customer feedback on usage and preference trends
  • Channel dynamics and trends impacting demand
  • Market share review for leading producers
  • Strategic insights into the growth segments of commercial insulation

Included Features

  • Voice of Customer research captures more than 3,000 market touch points with homeowners. The research reveals information on building products used by homeowners and all the factors that influence the final product and product purchase decisions including:
    • A&D community, property owners
    • Contractors
    • Dealers and distributors
  • Market model and forecast tool – interactive market model tool enabling subscribers to evaluate the market through whatever lens they choose

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