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MULTICOMFORT
R&D Center

CAPIVARI,
BRAZIL

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TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

New build

LOCATION

Capivari - São Paulo, Brazil

CLIMATE

Humid Subtropical (Cfa)

MAIN FUNCTION

Research and Development Center

SURFACE AREA

3000

ARCHITECT

Dávila Arquitetura e Engenharia

BUILDING NAME

Saint-Gobain Recherche Brasil

MAIN CONTRACTOR

Saint-Gobain do Brasil

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION YEAR

04/2016

YEAR OF RENOVATION:

2016

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 Multi-Comfort Project concerns the eighth transversal Research and Development Center of Saint-Gobain. Located in Brazil, the intention of the project is to boost innovation in the country by developing R&D projects with all Saint-Gobain business units. It is important to highlight that the Brazilian R&D Center is the first Multi-Comfort project located in the South Hemisphere, in a hot and humid country.
The building is located on a 40.000 m² site, and the constructed area approximately makes 3.000 m². It is composed of four main areas: a sensorial space, where customers will be invited to perceive Saint-Gobain solutions’ advantages through their feelings; an open-plan office and meeting rooms; laboratories and a naturally ventilated area dedicated to testing prototypes.

TECHNICAL

Energy balance*

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Energy consumption:

55 kWh/m²/year

Energy balance:

55 kWh/m²/year

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Energy production:

0

Estimated CO2 savings:

9177

Daylight Autonomy

Daylight Autonomy

Open-Plan Office

78

Thermal performance

Average inside temperature:

24

Acoustic Performance

Background Noise Level in the Sensorial Space/Showroom

27

Partition Weighted Sound Reduction Index (Rw) between meeting rooms

60

Reverberation time in the open-plan office

0.6

** Difference between external and internal noise levels.

Air quality

No value available

PRODUCTS USED IN
THIS BUILD

>> Isosound

>> Sonare

>> Decorsound

>> Facefelt

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>> SageGlass

>> CEBRACE

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>>

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>> Brasilit

>> Gyptone

>> Monocapa

>> Epams

>> TopSteel - Brasilit