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.
Saint-Gobain has opened a new mortars plant in Tulefa, Ethiopia, under the Weber brand. This new production line will be the first of its kind in the East Africa region. The Weber plant will provide the market with locally manufactured technical mortars and a tile adhesives range that aims to serve the need for more sophisticated and technically advanced building materials.
In Gabon, Glassolutions has contributed to a second project in Africa with COOL-LITE XTREME glazing and the first using the SWISSPACER solution.
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.