Insulate for tea light heating with Isover

Date: 5 March 2008
Source: Saint-Gobain Isover
Heating a room of 20m² with just 10 tea lights or two 100 watt bulbs is achievable if insulated to Passive House standards, according to a the Multi-Comfort House concept from Saint-Gobain Isover.

Even people’s body heat contributes by a calorific value of approximately 80 watts to heating an interior, according to data in Isover’s new guide to planning and realising the Multi-Comfort building of the future.

This is a building whose construction benefits from a sealed insulation envelope, which allows no gaps or thermal bridges, and optimises heat gain or loss to provide comfortable indoor climate, regardless of season.

Research shows a Passive House will require 75% less space heating than a conventionally built new house, and up to 90% less compared to old buildings. It also uses less than 1.5 litres of heating oil or 1.5m³ of natural gas per square metre per year.

“Built for the future – The Isover Multi-Comfort House” discusses the concept, advises on how to design and plan to it, and shows case studies of new-build and refurbished houses, apartments, offices and schools. It also details the sustainability of mineral glass wool insulation and is available from

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