The Multi Comfort approach is a way of designing, building and renovating our homes, workplaces, schools and other buildings to deliver improved comfort and wellbeing for everyone
The latest studies, research and expert opinion on how buildings can affect our wellbeing
A new high-end hotel in Shanghai is promoting its clean indoor air as a luxurious feature. But indoor air comfort shouldn’t be seen as something only the rich can afford – it needs to be available to everyone. Here we look at how design and building systems can improve air quality for everyone.
Research shows a link between higher temperatures and lower exam results. What can we do to make sure we design and build schools to achieve top marks for thermal comfort so students aren’t negatively impacted by extreme heat? We look at the latest findings and how the Multi Comfort concept could help.
It’s widely known that air pollution can cause health and environmental problems, but new research suggests it could also lead to an increase in some crimes. So what’s the link? And how can we improve our indoor-air comfort at home?
People are choosing to stay and improve rather than move when it comes to their homes – but what improvements are they making to their properties and could they focus on different areas to make sure they’re benefiting their health and wellbeing? We explore some of the latest findings against our own research and the Multi Comfort concept.
There are 4.8 million self-employed workers in the UK, but while some may think self-employment could offer a better work-life balance, being your own boss and working on your own can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing. So how can co-working spaces help to combat feelings of isolation, while improving mental and physical health?
Who says we need to work inside an office all day, every day? Moving meetings and networking from indoors to outdoors can have loads of benefits for productivity, creativity, wellness and our health. Find out how moving your office outdoors could help you and your team with this guest article from Freshwalk’s Michael Di Paola.
Saint-Gobain’s design concept to deliver comfort and wellbeing
Like all mammals, we are relatively fragile beings, so we have come up with various strategies, to protect ourselves from the outside environment.
The building environment, which acts as a filter between the inside and the outside, gradually became more sophisticated.
A ‘comfortable’ acoustic environment can be defined by the quality of sounds we want to hear and the absence of sounds we don’t want to hear.
Though we are now able to provide adequate artificial lighting day and night, it is well established that daylight and a view to the outside are essential to our wellbeing.
The latest information on real buildings being built to deliver comfort and wellbeing
Saint-Gobain is proud to announce that the UK's first Multi Comfort building has been shortlisted in the Construction News Sustainable Project of the Year awards
The overall space gives you a sense of, to coin a phrase, comfort, it’s a calmness that’s created by the geometry, which I think is really clever.Peter Caplehorn, Deputy CEO of Construction Products Association
Solutions delivering Thermal, Acoustic, Visual and Indoor-Air Comfort
Smart Thermostat enabling the creation of heating zones and personalising schedules.
HD indoor camera with app control, day and night vision and motion detection
HD CCTV system, including app integration, night vision and view and record.
Range of Smart Alarm Starter kits, fully expandable with remote control.