Puchberg, Austria

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.

Project identity card
  • Category: New build
  • Climate: Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year(Dfb)
  • Building type: MULTICOMFORT Office / Bank
  • Surface area: 779m2 m2
  • Architect: Rudischer & Panzenböck Architekten
  • Building name: N/A
  • Main contractor: Vario Bau; Jägersberger Gesellschaft m.b.H
  • Original construction year: 2012/2013
  • Year of renovation: 2012/2013

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 MULTI COMFORT 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 MULTI COMFORT design standards.


Energy balance*

  • Energy consumption: 17.4 kWh/m².yr
  • Energy balance: 26.3 kWh/m².yr
  • Energy production: 43.7 kWh/m².yr

Airtightness under 50 Pa

0.39 m3/h/m²