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

HYVINKÄÄ,
FINLAND

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TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

New build

LOCATION

Hyvinkää, Finland

CLIMATE

Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year(Dfb)

MAIN FUNCTION

Single family residential

SURFACE AREA

155m2

ARCHITECT

Tiina Antinoja and Olli Metso

BUILDING NAME

Villa ISOVER

MAIN CONTRACTOR

Iin Fasadi Oy / Niksupuutuote Ky

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION YEAR

2013

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 accepted the challenge of managing a zero-energy new build project for a showcase project in Finland.

Built for the Hyvinkää Housing Fair in 2013, Villa ISOVER was designed first and foremost to provide a spatially interesting, environmentally sustainable, optimally comfortable and, if necessary, flexible family home. It incorporates zero-energy design principles throughout.

This MULTICOMFORT property was later expanded upstairs, with the addition of a balcony or floor on top of the opening.

Highlights and challenges

 We set out to show that it is possible to build this kind of energy efficient house in the harsh Finnish climate, using technology and solutions that are already available on the market.

TECHNICAL

Energy balance*

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Energy consumption:

8,400 kWh/m².yr (improved by 88%)

Energy balance:

-200 kWh/m².yr

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Energy production:

8,600 kWh/m².yr

Daylight Autonomy

Daylight Autonomy

Living room

72%

Kitchen

63%

Other rooms

between 11% and 46%

Airtightness under 50 Pa

n50: 0.4 h-1