4Q 2020

Global Building Stock Database 4Q20

Commercial, residential, and industrial buildings are responsible for nearly half of all global energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Humans also spend almost 90% of their time indoors, making indoor environments a critical component of health and well-being, productivity, and safety. Quantifying the size of the global building stock can be a fundamental tool for understanding and combating pressing global issues such as energy consumption, GHG emissions, wealth and poverty rates, climate change, and the impact of urbanization on existing local infrastructure. 

This version of the Global Building Stock Database represents the eighth edition of the report. Since the last edition, construction of new building stock has slowed as economies worldwide shut down to varying degrees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The forecast projects a relatively swift recovery in 2021 from an initial downturn in 2020. Total building stock is estimated to grow from 166.1 billion m2 in 2020 to 196.1 billion m2 in 2030. Guidehouse Insights continually refines its modeling methodology and data sources between updates.

In this report, Guidehouse Insights provides data on the size and growth of the global building stock from 2018 to 2030. The report covers eight commercial building types (office, retail, education, healthcare, hotels & restaurants, institutional/assembly, warehouse, and transport) and two residential building types (single-family detached and multi-unit residential) for seven geographic regions and 232 countries worldwide. This study is intended to provide a comprehensive picture of the total commercial and residential building stock around the world.

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  • What is the size of the global building stock, and how quickly will it grow through 2030?
  • How much space is dedicated to commercial end uses such as office, retail, and education?
  • Which commercial building types will see the strongest growth over time?
  • Which regions and countries are expected to witness the most growth in the commercial building stock? 
  • How does the composition of residential buildings vary from country to country?
  • Lighting and HVAC equipment vendors
  • Green building design and construction firms
  • Management consultancies
  • Energy service companies (ESCOs)
  • International real estate companies
  • Energy sector trade associations and advocacy groups
  • Government agencies, regulators, and policymakers
  • Investor community

How to Use This File: Global Building Stock Database 4Q20

Global Building Stock Database 4Q20

Total Building Stock by Region, World Markets: 2018-2030

Share of Total Building Stock by Region, World Markets: 2030

COVID-19 and Recovery Impact on Total Building Stock, World Markets: 2018-2022

Cumulative Net New Building Stock by Vertical, World Markets: 2018-2030

Cumulative Net New Building Stock by Segment, World Markets: 2018-2030

Building Stock YoY Growth Rates by Region, World Markets: 2018-2030

Total Building Stock by Vertical, World Markets: 2018-2030

Country-Specific Building Stock by Segment, World Markets: 2018-2030

Global Building Stock Database 4Q20

  • Total Building Stock by Region, World Markets: 2018-2030
  • Share of Total Building Stock by Region, World Markets: 2030
  • COVID-19 and Recovery on Total Building Stock, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Cumulative Net New Building Stock by Vertical, World Markets: 2018-2030
  • Cumulative Net New Building Stock by Segment, World Markets: 2018-2030
  • Building Stock YoY Growth Rates by Region, World Markets: 2018-2030
  • Total Building Stock by Vertical, World Markets: 2018-2030
  • Global Building Stock Database 4Q20
  • Total Building Stock by Region, World Markets: 2018-2030
  • Share of Total Building Stock by Region, World Markets: 2030
  • COVID-19 and Recovery on Total Building Stock, World Markets: 2018-2022
  • Cumulative Net New Building Stock by Vertical, World Markets: 2018-2030
  • Cumulative Net New Building Stock by Segment, World Markets: 2018-2030
  • Building Stock YoY Growth Rates by Region, World Markets: 2018-2030
  • Total Building Stock by Vertical, World Markets: 2018-2030
  • Country-Specific Building Stock by Segment, World Markets: 2018-2030