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 2012, Saint-Gobain created one of Belgium’s first Passive Houses in the forested mountains of the country.
On the heights of the Ardennes region, Saint-Gobain and the architectural studio A33 worked together to develop a passive habitat project called Passive Live.
This MULTI COMFORT house provides a very high level of comfort, while consuming virtually zero energy – even in extremely variable climatic conditions. It is now available for rent as a holiday home, giving people the opportunity to experience life in a passive house.
Highlights and challenges
A primary objective of this MULTI COMFORT project was to encourage people to think about energy use in their own homes – through experiencing all the benefits of one of Belgium’s first Passive Houses, which is now available to rent as a holiday home.
- Energy consumption: 5,124 kWh/m².yr
- Energy balance: 376 kWh/m².yr
- Energy production: 5,500 kWh/m².yr
Average inside temperature:
K11 (current regulation K35)
E15 (current regulation E80)
U wall and roof = 0,08 W/m².K
(current regulation 0,24 W/m².K)