Zero-energy living, anywhere

An autonomous housing experiment is made possible by ROCKWOOL materials

Biosphera 2.0 is the outcome of an ambitious university competition to design a living space that will allow people to live comfortably in all extremes of climate while needing no energy at all. The 25m2 module includes all necessary services – from lighting and cooking amenities to heating and cooling – and its design guarantees interior temperatures of no more than 25°C in summer and no less than 21°C in winter.

To test its performance and explore people’s reactions to living in it, Biosphera 2.0 is being transported around Italy, where it will experience a wide range of climates: extreme cold in the alps; summer heat in the lowlands; and wet and dry conditions.

ROCKWOOL Italia has been a technical partner for Biosphera 2.0, working with the student team and architects to help them realise the project’s ambitions. We provided the insulation system for the facades, which created a healthy indoor environment and added a particularly striking aesthetic effect, and our thermal insulation panels were used for module’s roof.

Loredana Lualè, a project sales specialist at ROCKWOOL Italia, lived in Biosphera 2.0 for two days: “It has been a really enriching experience at a personal and professional level. Living and sleeping in the module, I could feel at first hand the excellent level of internal comfort and could see a better, different way of living. And the best point is that it is so easy to achieve!”

By helping to create a perfect indoor climate, whatever the weather, ROCKWOOL products are helping tomorrow’s architects create sustainable living solutions for the future.

Italy

Project location

Italy

Biosphera 2.0, Thermal Properties

Biosphera 2.0, Italy

“It has been a really enriching experience at a personal and professional level. Living and sleeping in the module, I could feel at first hand the excellent level of internal comfort and could see a better, different way of living. And the best point is that it is so easy to achieve!”

Loredana Lualè

Project sales specialist, ROCKWOOL Italia

Project Data

Year2016
Building TypeLiving module 
ApplicationRoof and  façade insulation
Product typeREDArt, REDAir, DUROCK Energy panels 
RockchatBETA