NEW YORK — According to Green Building Materials in the U.S., a new report from market research publisher SBI, the market for green, or environmentally friendly, building materials is expected to continue growing from almost $2.2 billion in 2006 to $4.7 billion in 2011, according to Earthtimes.org.

Although the public sector and commercial projects have dominated green construction, residential green construction will undoubtedly see a boom, the report says. Residential projects have different materials profiles and imply different opportunities than those in the commercial sector, particularly in their extensive use of wood.

Containing comprehensive data on lumber, siding, flooring, insulation and millwork, the report focuses on the "buy side" of the market by looking at demand among builders and consumers and identifying current and anticipated market value, market dynamics and trends.

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