Comfort from every angle

The Multi Comfort concept is designed to deliver every kind of comfort, in any kind of building, anywhere in the world. And always in a sustainable and economical way.

Thermal Comfort

Multi Comfort buildings keep themselves at an optimal temperature using very little energy. They’re neither too hot nor too cold – so we can function comfortably, whatever we’re doing.

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Visual Comfort

Multi Comfort buildings bring the outdoors in. They maximize daylight to create the right amount of light for specific tasks – whether it’s reading, performing surgery or working out at the gym.

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Acoustic Comfort

Multi Comfort buildings have well-balanced sound environments. They actively protect us from unwanted exterior noise, and enhance those sounds that we do want to hear.

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Indoor-Air Comfort

Multi Comfort buildings provide a constant supply of fresh, clean air. This creates an optimally healthy environment for us and reduces the impact of harmful pollutants.

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Comfort for every building & Climate

Multi-Comfort principles can be applied to any kind of building any kind of climate.

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Comfort for more economical living

Multi-Comfort buildings don’t cost much more to construct and the savings start straightaway.

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Comfort with built-in sustainability

Multi-Comfort buildings are designed to bring wellbeing to people today while preparing the future for all: they use less energy and resources, and generate less pollution and waste.

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MULTICOMFORT
Single family house

BACAU,
ROMANIA

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TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

New build

LOCATION

Bacau, Romania

CLIMATE

Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year(Dfb)

MAIN FUNCTION

Single residential

SURFACE AREA

75m2

ARCHITECT

R. Pana

BUILDING NAME

PRISPA Multi-Comfort House

MAIN CONTRACTOR

Students team (architecture, civil engineering)

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION YEAR

2012

MULTICOMFORT design principles can be applied to any type of building (residential or non-residential, new build or renovation project) in any country or climate around the world.

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In 2012, Saint-Gobain completed work on the build of a positive energy house in Margineni near the city of Bacau in Romania.

We successfully applied MULTICOMFORT principles to create a wooden house that delivers optimum all-round comfort and a positive energy balance.

The project was named ‘Green Education Initiative of the Year 2011’ by the Romanian Green Building Council and subsequently won an Energy Efficiency award in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 competition.

Highlights and challenges

This residential project successfully connected the present to the past by applying, in new and different ways, a range of forms, textures and techniques found in traditional Romanian culture to create a comfortable and sustainable house.

TECHNICAL

Energy balance*

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Energy consumption:

100 kWh/m².yr

Energy balance:

26.7 kWh/m².yr

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Energy production:

126.7 kWh/m².yr

Airtightness under 50 Pa

0,6 based on info from:
http://www.construction21.org/case-studies/ro/prispa-house-romania.html