MULTI COMFORT 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.
In 2011, Saint-Gobain in partnership with the Politehnica University of Bucharest (PUB) built a pair of semi-detached MULTI COMFORT houses in the Romanian capital.
The twin houses, located in a central area of Bucharest, were carefully designed to provide optimal all-round comfort in variable climatic conditions while also meeting Passive House standards.
Highlights and challenges
We successfully applied MULTI COMFORT principles to achieve Passive House certification for twin family homes that are purposefully built to be adaptable to Romanian climate conditions.
- Energy consumption: First house: 119 kWh/m².yr. Second house: 79 kWh/m².yr.
- Energy balance: First house: -119 kWh/m².yr. Second house: -79 kWh/m².yr.
- Energy production: First house: 0 kWh/m².yr. Second house: : 0 kWh/m².yr.