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
Office / Bank

CHANGZHOU,
CHINA

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TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

New build

LOCATION

Changzhou

CLIMATE

Humid Subtropical (Cfa)

MAIN FUNCTION

Showroom

SURFACE AREA

800m²

ARCHITECT

Weijie Zhou

BUILDING NAME

Changzhou Low Energy MultiComfort Building

MAIN CONTRACTOR

Local government

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION YEAR

2015

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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Changzhou Low Energy Multi-Comfort Building is a three-level office building. The land size is 16 X 18 m2 and the floor area is 830 m2. It is located in the Jiangsu Green Building Expo Park together with the other 13 buildings to demonstrate advanced building materials, equipment and construction techniques to various visitors from all over the country. More than 30 products from 6 BUs of Saint-Gobain were integrated in the building design to minimize the energy consumption and maximize the comfort. The ground floor of the building is a dedicated demonstration space of Saint-Gobain building solutions.

TECHNICAL

Energy balance*

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Energy consumption:

34kWh/m²/yr

Energy balance:

34kWh/m²/yr

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Energy production:

0

Daylight Autonomy

Daylight Autonomy

Office

60%

Corresponding to the objective

Thermal performance

Average inside temperature:

Heating energy demand: 21 kWh/m²a -- Cooling energy demand: 21kWh/m²a

Acoustic Performance

Between dwellings, Airborne:

< 45dB

Between roofs of one dwelling, Airborne:

50dB

Impact:

< 45dB

** Difference between external and internal noise levels.

Airtightness under 50 Pa

1

Air quality

No value available

Architectural drawings

PRODUCTS USED IN
THIS BUILD

>> 250mm EPS (ETICS insulation)

>> Color flooring

>> 12mm MR plasterboards

>> double 9.5 MR plasterboards

>> >45dB acoustic partition wall (double 9.5mm regular/activair plasterboards with glasswool insertion)

>> 12mm regular plasterboards (ceiling)

>> penetrated plasterboards

>> 6/12(90%Ar)/6 glazing with SKN163 coating

>> 6+6 Laminated Glass partition wall

>> 600x600 Ecophon ceiling tile

>> climaver ducts

>> Elixair