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MULTICOMFORT
SG training center

MILAN,
ITALY

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TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

Renovation with new build extension

LOCATION

Milan, Italy

CLIMATE

Marine - Mild Winter (Cfb)

MAIN FUNCTION

Training centre and showroom

SURFACE AREA

1,200m2

ARCHITECT

Habitat Team

BUILDING NAME

Habitat Lab

MAIN CONTRACTOR

PR Color

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION YEAR

1957

YEAR OF RENOVATION:

2011/12

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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Habitat Lab is Saint-Gobain’s training centre and showroom in Milan.

The highest rated LEED Platinum building in Italy, it is a laboratory for developing and monitoring new, sustainable building solutions and techniques, as well as a state-of-the-art training venue for construction professionals.

Highlights and challenges

The Habitat Lab was created by converting a 1950s cafeteria and adding a new build extension. This resulted in a high-performing, sustainable space, which is used both as an impressive training centre and a showroom for the MULTICOMFORT programme.

The project achieved CARE4 certification, and was certified by the Green Building Council as LEED Platinum status.

TECHNICAL

Energy balance*

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Energy consumption:

22 kWh/m².yr (for 110 days of real use)

Energy balance:

0 kWh/m².yr

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Energy production:

22 kWh/m².yr

Estimated CO2 savings:

A reduction of CO2 emissions of 62.5 tonnes per year.

Daylight Autonomy

Daylight Autonomy

Showroom

(DA>300lux 0800 - 1800):

60%

Meeting room 1

(DA>500lux 0800 - 1800):

60%

Meeting room 2

(DA>500lux 0800 - 1800):

55%

Thermal performance

Average inside temperature:

(% time comfort range temperature 19°C < T < 23°C)

Summer range: monthly average not below 97.3%

Winter range: monthly average not below 99.4%

Acoustic Performance

Airborne noise insulation:

66 DnT,W (C;Ctr)*

Note: * Airborne Sound Insulation: DnT,w+C(C;Ctr) (dB) = Weighted standardised level difference between interior and exterior noise.

** Difference between external and internal noise levels.

PRODUCTS USED IN
THIS BUILD

>> Weber.cote Mineral L

>> Weber.tec flex L

>> weber.fug 875 F

>> weber.xerm 850

>> weber.plan MR81

>> weber.floor 4610 industry top

>> Isolante XL G3 touch

>> Sistema Optima

>> Isolante Superbac Roofine G3

>> Isolante Isover XPS BT

>> Plasterboard

>> Plasterboard Rigidur H 13

>> Gyprofile

>> Aquaroc

>> Gyptone Plank

>> Gyptone Big Quattro 41 activ’air

>> Rigitone 8-15-20 Super

>> SGG COOL-LITE® SKN 154 II e

>> SGG STADIP® SILENCE

>> SGG CLIMATOP® SOLAR CONTROL SILENCE

>> Priva-Lite

>> Sunstyle®

>> Powermax

>> Suneka®

>> Epams®

>> SMU®

>> Akusto™ Wall C

>> Solo™

>> Focus™ Lp

>> Tonga

>> Vogue Frequence