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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