Saint-Gobain, the French manufacturer and a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, is to build a “positive energy” home in Masdar City, the sustainable urban development in the United Arab Emirates.
The home will be a low-energy consuming and positive-energy house, meaning it will produce more energy than it consumes through the use of high-performance materials and construction methods.
The project will also deliver the four dimensions of comfort set out in Saint-Gobain’s “Multi–Comfort House” concept – thermal (temperatures of relative stability), acoustic (blocking out unwanted, harmful noise), light (the right amount and quality of light), and air quality (fresh and clean air, with harmful pollutants reduced).
The project, which is set for completion in 2019, will be the first of its kind for the company in the Middle East, and will be adapted to suit the arid climate.
Hady Nassif, General Delegate for the Middle East for Saint-Gobain, said:
“For 350 years, Saint-Gobain has consistently demonstrated its ability to invent products that improve quality of life. As we share Masdar’s commitment to creating a more sustainable future for the generations to come, our Multi Comfort House is the proof to that commitment.”
Saint-Gobain’s Multi-Comfort construction concept was developed in 2010. A total of 27 Multi-Comfort houses have been built around the world since then.
Saint-Gobain is also a sponsor of our Better Places for People project, which aims to create a world in which buildings are not only good for the environment, but also support healthier, happier and more productive lives, and is a partner of WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network.