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Energy-efficiency demands to drive stucco and EIFS market growth

October 22, 2012 - According to a recent report by Principia, the North American demand for stucco and EIFS (exterior insulation and finishing systems) is projected to grow from 1.1 billion sf. valued at $1.9 billion in 2011 to 1.4 billion sf. valued at $2.4 billion in 2014, a CAGR of 8% in volume.

October 22, 2012  By  Alyssa Dalton

The report estimates the growth will be primarily driven by the recovery of the new construction sector. Over the forecast period, demand for stucco and EIFS products will be positively impacted by an increasing focus on energy efficient buildings resulting from the advent and implementation of building codes such as IECC 2012, it added.

“Demand for these products has increased due to the heightened focus on energy conservation and efficiency, the introduction of new building codes with stricter air/water barrier requirements, and government rebates to fund energy saving initiatives,” said Ken Jacobson, partner at Principia.

The report identifies growth opportunities through 2014, strategies for value creation and competitive advantage, and the changes in distribution channels serving the stucco and EIFS market. The report also provides business insights on:

• Up-to-date assessment of stucco and EIFS market
• Voice of customer feedback on major drivers and trends
• Identified channel opportunities
• Market share review for leading producers
• Strategic insights into stucco and EIFS growth segments


In preparation of this report, Principia conducted direct interviews with 200 professionals representing building product manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, dealers, builders, contractors and installers.

CLICK HERE for report details.

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