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Green Building Materials Demand to Grow 13% Annually Over Next 5 Years

Nationwide demand for green building materials is expected to increase 13% annually to create a $71.1 billion market in 2015, according to a forecast by the Freedonia Group. More

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Analysis: ACQ-Treated Decking Beats Composites

Treated wood interests, seeking to make green concerns a greater factor in consumers' deck-buying decisions, have begun publicizing an academic research paper they funded that found ACQ-treated wood has far better environmental characteristics over the life of the product than does wood-plastic composite decking. More

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U.S. Demand for Decking Forecast To Rise 2.7% per Year to '14

Demand across America for decking will revive from the 0.6% annual drop in 2004 to 2009 to increase 2.7% per year and reach 3.5 billion lineal feet--worth $6.2 billion--in 2014, the Freedonia Group forecast. More

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Door, Window Prospects Are Opening Up

U.S. demand for windows and doors is expected to top $31 billion in 2014, with demand for plastic products growing faster than the overall average and demand for metal goods trailing the field, according to a report by The Freedonia Group. More

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Cabinet Demand To Hit $15.2B by 2014

Demand for cabinets nationwide will rise 7.4% per year through 2014 to become a $15.2 billion business, The Freedonia Group forecast. That's a turnaround from the 2004-2009 period, when demand shrank by 4.8% annually. The recent fall and expected rise in housing completions will be a key factor. More

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