Designing buildings for a more comfortable life
Whether they're residential or commercial, the way that buildings perform is really important for our health and general comfort - especially since we spend so much of our time in them. Yet we rarely consider their impact on our state of mind and overall sense of wellbeing.
Whether they’re residential or commercial, the way that buildings perform is really important for our health and general comfort – especially since we spend so much of our time in them. Yet we rarely consider their impact on our state of mind and overall sense of wellbeing. So what should we expect?
At Saint-Gobain, we believe that feeling good in a building is about having the perfect amount of light, the proper level of sound and ideal temperature. It is about design and technology, beauty and safety, efficiency and sustainability. A good living place is adaptable to us, rather than the other way around.
Buildings have the potential not just to protect people from negative aspects of the world outside – such as noise, weather, and pollutants – but also to make us feel happier and enable us to live, work and play in healthier internal environments.
Through our Multi Comfort program, we’ve been exploring many different aspects of building design to understand how comfort works in real built environments.
At Saint-Gobain the health of our employees and our customers is our top priority. We have put in place protective measures in order to meet the essential expectations of our customers and partners, in strict compliance with local and national rules and directives. At its level, the Group strives to play its role as a corporate citizen to protect the health of all and limit the spread of the virus.
During its Africa Forum, a gathering of key executives from Saint-Gobain locations across Africa, Jean- Claude Lasserre, CEO of Saint-Gobain Africa, talks about mitigating risk by investing in and supporting its operations on the continent and its long-term commitment to growth.
Saint-Gobain’s long-standing relationship with Mvelaphanda Primary School began in 2015 with its investment in the school’s new ablution facilities as part of the group’s 350th