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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