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

PUCHBERG,
AUSTRIA

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TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

New build

LOCATION

Puchberg, Austria

CLIMATE

Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year(Dfb)

MAIN FUNCTION

Office building adjacent to plant

SURFACE AREA

779m2

ARCHITECT

Rudischer & Panzenböck Architekten

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MAIN CONTRACTOR

Vario Bau; Jägersberger Gesellschaft m.b.H

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION YEAR

2012/2013

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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This project involved the renovation of the office block at one of Saint-Gobain’s own plants in Puchberg, Austria.

The resulting building achieved both Passivhaus and Saint-Gobain’s own internal CARE4 certification, as well as receiving an Energy Globe Award and the Austrian TRIGOS award for best Corporate Social Responsibility practice.

Highlights and challenges

The key challenge was to create a mixed use MULTICOMFORT building in the harsh climate of the Austrian mountains.

The new build project used a wide range of Saint-Gobain products and solutions to successfully achieve the overall objective and meet MULTICOMFORT design standards.

TECHNICAL

Energy balance*

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Energy consumption:

17.4 kWh/m².yr

Energy balance:

26.3 kWh/m².yr

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Energy production:

43.7 kWh/m².yr

Airtightness under 50 Pa

0.39 m3/h/m²

Architectural drawings

PRODUCTS USED IN
THIS BUILD

>> Rigips Duo‘Tech

>> Rigips Gyptone Big Sixto

>> Rigips Rigidur H Activ‘Air

>> Rigiton Air 8/18q

>> Rimano Glet XL

>> Jointfiller Rifino Top

>> No Coat corner protection

>> ESG-H Diamant Planitherm Ultra glass

>> Weber-therm etics system

>> EPS

>> Vario Duplex

>> Quattro 8

>> Difunorm Variuo

>> XPS