A Wooden House with High Efficiency Insulating Modules

In Brenta (Varese, Italy), there is an ecofriendly house of 120 square metres under construction, using wood as the structural material and Pronema insulating modules surrounding and thermally protecting the window and door frames.

In recent years, wooden constructions have gained an important position within the low energy consumption construction market. Wood is naturally insulating, fire resistant, with seismic properties and easily adaptable in project choices. The industrialized process of pre-manufacture also provides certainty on the timing and costs of implementation.

Studiodue, a design studio, has suggested the use of X-lam panels for the walls. The strength of glulam ensures excellent acoustics and an exceptional performance during the Summer. The building envelope is further surrounded by rock wool thermal insulation and vegetation is used extensively, which facilitates the natural cooling through evapotranspiration processes.

Pronema XPS thermal insulating modules were installed on all external openings. Fitting these insulating modules in a newly constructed building, as well as in the case of a retrofit, has many advantages for designers, construction companies and end users by:

• Resolving the problem of thermal bridges around windows and doors;
• Simplifying windows and doors installation;
• Preventing of condensation and the onset of mould;
• Making significant savings on energy costs;
• Providing comfortable and evenly distributed heating;
• Improving acoustic comfort.

The energy strategy in this case, allows for achieving class A3 certification. An ambitious goal that translates into lighter bills and improved wellbeing.

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