29 Mar '16, 1pm

Zero-energy Biosphera 2.0 prefab gives you the freedom to live almost anywhere

Zero-energy Biosphera 2.0 prefab gives you the freedom to live almost anywhere

Built to Passivhaus and Minergie energy standards, Biosphera 2.0 is based on the design of a competition-winning concept developed by Politecnico di Torino architecture students. Though small, the zero-energy dwelling offers all the standard comforts of home including a bedroom, bathroom, living area, kitchen, and outdoor deck. The home is also equipped with LEDs and constructed from PEFC-certified timber . Thanks to its passive house design and effective insulation, the Biosphera 2.0 can adapt to a variety of environmental conditions, such as urban pollution, and temperatures from -21 degrees Celsius (-5.8 Fahrenheit) in winter to 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit) in summer. The interior air temperatures fluctuate between a comfortable 21 to 25 degrees Celsius (69.8 to 77 Fahrenheit) year-round without need for an external heating or cooling network.

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