Tomorrow’s school built today
Wood and stone wool reduce school’s energy consumption
F. Socciarelli required an extension to its school which combined efficiency with attractive looks and built-in safety. Despite rapid construction using laminated wood and a ‘post and beam’ frame system, the new multi-storey school guarantees efficient thermal performance for the building’s envelope.
To achieve this, the contractors, Subissati srl, specified Rockpanel: a façade solution from ROCKWOOL which reduces heat loss, decreases energy consumption and delivers significant advantages in terms of ‘breathability’ of the façade and optimal living comfort both in winter and summer.
Rockpanel also offered the right combination of aesthetics and sustainability for the school’s requirements. It is made from stone wool which is long-lasting, durable and fully recyclable, and Rockpanel colours and woods (which are a replica of wood), perfectly complemented the school’s design.
Subissati srl found that Rockpanel was fast and easy to install, which helped the school to reduce construction time and meet a tight completion deadline.
F. Socciarelli School now benefits from A4 energy performance which makes the school nearly zero-energy efficient – a standard given to buildings with very low energy consumption. This is backed by excellent safety, since stone wool withstands temperatures above 1000oC and prevents the spread of fire. Both the thermal performance and acoustics of the school have been improved – which in combination help to create a better indoor environment and enable students to concentrate better.
F. Socciarelli School is a great example of ‘building tomorrow today’. The harmony of natural wood and ROCKWOOL products give the children a safe and sustainable school with an attractive design that will perform well in the future.
F. Socciarelli School