A radical approach to using natural construction materials at scale
The ISOBIO project proposes an innovative strategy to bring bio-based construction materials into the mainstream.
A key innovation consists of the use of pre-treated bio-based aggregates for construction, which include insulation materials, hygrothermal and moisture buffering materials, binders, sol-gel and resins.
ISOBIO will combine existing technologies in order to develop bio-based panels and renders with high insulating properties, low embodied energy, low embodied carbon and hygrothermally efficient. The project objectives are twofold:
- From a scientific standpoint: ISOBIO partners aim to assess and further advance the state-of-the-art in bio-based insulation materials, hygrothermal and moisture buffering materials, binders, sol-gel and resins.
- From a technological perspective: the focus is on developing new sustainable construction materials that, through a series of prototype-level demonstrations, will show significant social, environmental and financial benefits in the building sphere.
Thus, the ultimate goal of the project is to optimize the construction process and create more energy-efficient buildings that will lead to strengthen the competitiveness of the European construction sector in the field of “green” construction technologies.
ISOBIO is supported by the European Union Horizon2020 program, within the ‘Materials for Building Envelopes’ call for Energy Efficient Buildings.
Project duration: From February 2015 to January 2019.
For further information, please visit the project's website at the link below.