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

HOBOKEN,
BELGIUM

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TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

Renovation

LOCATION

Hoboken, Belgium

CLIMATE

Marine - Mild Winter (Cfb)

MAIN FUNCTION

Single family residential

SURFACE AREA

261m2

ARCHITECT

Denc! Studio

BUILDING NAME

FuturFantastic

MAIN CONTRACTOR

Group Monument / Goedleven

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION YEAR

1960

YEAR OF RENOVATION:

2013/14

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 2013 Saint-Gobain took on the challenge of managing a zero-energy renovation project in Belgium.

We successfully applied MULTICOMFORT principles to renovate and transform a typical 1960s Antwerp family house to create a ‘futuristic’ nearly zero-energy living space.

Throughout the project, the home owners and construction professionals were able to follow the entire process in real time and in real life via a specially created website.

Highlights and challenges

 The aim of this particular renovation project was to demonstrate, in concrete terms, that an extremely energy-efficient and comfortable home is within everyone's reach – including the owners of existing properties.

 The high level of insulation used in the renovated property has reduced energy consumption for heating to 53 kWh/m2 per year. Meanwhile, the energy required for sanitary hot water is generated by a heat pump linked to PV panels, reducing energy bills to as little as €60 per month.

TECHNICAL

Energy balance*

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Energy consumption:

26.45 kWh/m².yr (improved by 88%)

Energy balance:

-1.07 kWh/m².yr

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Energy production:

27.52 kWh/m².yr

Daylight Autonomy

Daylight Autonomy

Living room

82%

Kitchen

71%

Second floor (rooms)

between 67% and 85%

Acoustic Performance

Airborne noise insulation:

Improved by 10 dB

Contact noise insulation:

Improved by 24 dB

External noise insulation:

Improved by 5 dB

** Difference between external and internal noise levels.

Airtightness under 50 Pa

Before: n50: 14 h-1
Before: n50: 1.12 h-1

PRODUCTS USED IN
THIS BUILD

>> Premium Activ Air

>> SoundBlock

>> WR

>> Gyproc A

>> Duragyp

>> Rigidur

>> Rigidur Floor

>> Rigitherm

>> Vario System

>> Isoconfort 32

>> Vario KM Duplex

>> Isoconfort 35

>> Comfortpanel 32

>> Multimax 30

>> Sonepanel

>> Yello

>> Suspente Integra

>> WeberFloor 4480, 4650, 4740

>> TGU Climatop Lux

>> DGU Climaplus One