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.