When Saint-Gobain reinvents how to build habitat

06/22/2018

In Italy, Saint-Gobain has introduced XYLIVING, an innovative construction method. It basically involves installing timber modules lined with Saint-Gobain ISOVER glass wool and Saint-Gobain Gyproc plasterboard, avoiding the use of traditional materials such as brick and cement.

When Saint-Gobain reinvents how to build habitat

In Italy, Saint-Gobain has introduced XYLIVING, an innovative construction method.

It basically involves installing timber modules lined with Saint-Gobain ISOVER glass wool and Saint-Gobain Gyproc plasterboard, avoiding the use of traditional materials such as brick and cement. XYLIVING also includes home automation, an insulation system and external PV panels to improve habitat sustainability. This new, fast and easy construction method also has the advantage of withstanding earthquakes and saves 75 percent energy compared with traditional housing. From now on, it will only take three days to build a 150 sq. m house, using 100-percent recyclable materials, which will be transported by truck in a single journey. As a result, the project's carbon footprint will be optimized.