Developers interested in building a small commercial project to cutting-edge sustainable design levels can benefit from a substantial support package from Saint-Gobain.

The company has developed the Multi-Comfort standard, based on Passive House standards, which has a holistic approach to occupier comfort, factoring in thermal, audio, visual and indoor air comfort, plus overall economic comfort, in terms of affordability and lifetime costs.

Now Saint-Gobain is looking to support a small number of exemplar projects to capture data and prove the concept.

The first Multi-Comfort project in the UK is already under construction, with a new sports and drama hall at a leading private school and the company is also supporting exemplar projects in the health building and self-build sectors.

The support package includes design and specification assistance, Passive House modelling, independent testing and certification and two free places on the Passive House Tradesperson Course, accredited by the Passivhaus Institut.

Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director at Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, commented “Building to Multi-Comfort standards will mean minimal changes to designs, no additional cost of construction and no more time on site. The completed Multi-Comfort building will also be more appealing to the occupant.

“We are committed to offering a comprehensive support package throughout the design and build phase. In return, we will carry out testing and evaluation to prove the concept and provide mutual learning and development.

“In addition, participating in an exemplar project will demonstrate a real commitment to delivering innovative sustainable buildings.”

To apply to become an exemplar project, visit