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MULTICOMFORT
Multi family residential

BUCHAREST,
ROMANIA

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TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

New build

LOCATION

Bucharest, Romania

CLIMATE

Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year(Dfb)

MAIN FUNCTION

2 x single family residential

SURFACE AREA

2 x 140m2

ARCHITECT

C. Ochinciuc

BUILDING NAME

PUB MultiComfort Houses

MAIN CONTRACTOR

AGECOM Baia Mare

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION YEAR

2011

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 2011, Saint-Gobain partnered with the Politehnica University of Bucharest (PUB) to build a pair of semi-detached MULTICOMFORT houses in the Romanian capital.

 The twin houses, located in a central area of Bucharest, were carefully designed to provide optimal all-round comfort in variable climatic conditions while also meeting Passive House standards.

Highlights and challenges

We successfully applied MULTICOMFORT principles to achieve Passive House certification for twin family homes that are purposefully built to be adaptable to Romanian climate conditions.

TECHNICAL

Energy balance*

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Energy consumption:

First house: 119 kWh/m².yr.
Second house: 79 kWh/m².yr.

Energy balance:

First house: -119 kWh/m².yr.
Second house: -79 kWh/m².yr.

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Energy production:

First house: 0 kWh/m².yr.
Second house: : 0 kWh/m².yr.

Airtightness under 50 Pa

n50: 0.31 h-1

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