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 accepted the challenge of managing a zero-energy new build project for a showcase project in Finland.
Built for the Hyvinkää Housing Fair in 2013, Villa ISOVER was designed first and foremost to provide a spatially interesting, environmentally sustainable, optimally comfortable and, if necessary, flexible family home. It incorporates zero-energy design principles throughout.
This MULTI COMFORT property was later expanded upstairs, with the addition of a balcony or floor on top of the opening.
Highlights and challenges
We set out to show that it is possible to build this kind of energy efficient house in the harsh Finnish climate, using technology and solutions that are already available on the market.
- Energy consumption: 8,400 kWh/m².yr (improved by 88%)
- Energy balance: -200 kWh/m².yr
- Energy production: 8,600 kWh/m².yr