Homeowners Show Strong Interest in Eco-Friendly Construction Materials and Practices

Posted on 11/11/2021 8:16:44 AM By ASC

From reducing air pollution to using renewable energy as a power source, U.S. homeowners have an overwhelming desire for more information, more choices, and more action across the industry for eco-friendly construction materials and practices, according to the 2021 3M Home Renovation Study. Homeowners believe most in recycling and reducing waste as the top activity that will positively impact the environment. Eliminating single-use plastics, using renewable energy, reducing air pollution, and selecting energy-efficient products round out the top five. 

The majority of homeowners surveyed (74%) agree that using eco-friendly construction materials would make a strong impact to the environment, and 70% plan to purchase eco-friendly materials for their next renovation. Homeowners are also taking the advice of others to influence their purchases; for example, 52% of homeowners surveyed stated they would be more active in considering eco-friendly materials if their friends and family were integrating eco-friendly options into their lives.

The Home Renovation Study is an independent research study commissioned by 3M to understand interest levels in eco-friendly construction materials, as well as whether the industry is meeting homeowner needs. The study was fielded across the U.S. from March-April 2021.

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