ISOBIO was a 4-year European
research project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under grant agreement N° 636835.
ISOBIO, high-performance bio-based insulation, plaster and renders were
developed, that simultaneously minimise operational energy use, while reducing
embodied energy and CO2 emissions, with the objective of reducing
the environmental impact of the built environment.
Aggregates of biological origin such
as straw, clay and agricultural residues, were combined with innovative binders,
to create new bio-based materials that were combined in composite
pre-fabricated construction systems for both new build and retrofitting of
Progetic was responsible for dynamic hygrothermal simulation of the construction systems with WUFI, analysis of monitoring data, and model validation of the prototypes installed in Seville (Spain) and Wroughton (UK) test sites. ISOBIO was coordinated by TWI Ltd, with partners: University of Bath, University of Rennes 1, CAVAC Biomateriaux, CLAYTEC, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Acciona Infraestructuras, Coobio, BCB SAS, Greenovate! Europe and Progetic.