The regulations are continually moving towards greater energy efficiency, resulting in a growing interest from companies and building contractors in efficient, comfortable and aesthetical solutions. This trend is particularly visible for commercial building projects – both new construction and renovation – and demonstrates how businesses are increasingly aware of their environmental impact and of the importance of the working conditions of their employees.
The business diversity of the Group allows various businesses to work in synergy, resulting in a complete and unique portfolio on the market for new construction and renovation of commercial buildings.
Thermal insulation is a key issue and theme for regulations aimed at reducing the pollution generated by buildings – including commercial ones. For construction and renovation projects, Saint-Gobain brands offer an envelope with the best insulation performance available, to provide low CO2 emissions. To meet requirements and the expectations for comfort in living spaces, the brands offer innovative internal, external and double-wall solutions suited to the global habitat market.
Acoustic comfort is as important as thermal comfort, especially in commercial buildings. It helps to create a comfortable working environment and consequently affects the quality of work. For many years, Saint-Gobain has invested in research and development into high performance acoustic comfort solutions. The Group's brands and partners combine their expertise in this area to offer finishings with the best acoustic technology.
The Group's sustainable development approach applies to all of its brands. Saint-Gobain’s commitments concern products and services, the environment (from product design to internal production processes and marketing) and the Group’s employees, through the implementation of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality guidelines.
Shopping Pátio Batel, a Soifer group venture, located in Curitiba/PR, received 10,000 m² of Brasilit cement boards, used in the finishing of underground parking lots, as well as in the stores partitions. The venture faced the challenge of using products and solutions with greater resistance to moisture. To ensure the best performance of the product, Brasilit, in addition to technical support, provided training to the labor professionals throughout the project.
The Rochaverá commercial building in São Paulo/SP, designed by Aflalo and Gasperini Architects and certified Leed Gold by the Greenbuilding Council Brasil, is an example of Saint-Gobain's applications in commercial buildings. One of the notable solutions used in the building for it to achieve the seal of sustainability was the Cool Lite solar protection glazing from Cebrace.
This glass blocks the entry of heat into the environment by up to 70% and of UV rays by up to 99%, which reduces the use of air conditioning and artificial light, leading to greater energy efficiency. This control of light and heat is a result of a cutting-edge technology that applies a layer of metallic oxides onto the glass during the production process. The Rochaverá used laminated glass, which also provides safety and acoustic comfort. The product has a reflective appearance (mirrored) and allows greater visual comfort by avoiding glare.
Brasilit is a national reference in the building construction sector and is recognized for its quality solutions for roofing, water storage and indust
Isover is a manufacturer of thermal and acoustic insulation for the construction industry and for the technical and industrial markets.
Placo do Brasil provides dry constructive solutions (drywall) for walls, linings and interior finishing, producing light systems for fast installation
Weber, a quartzolit products manufacturer, is a world leader in the production of industrialized mortars and offers a variety of solutions using the m
Cebrace is a joint-venture between NSG/Pilkington and Saint-Gobain and its manufacturing process unites the know-how and technology of these two globa
Saint-Gobain Glass produces Printed glasses for the construction, decoration and furniture markets.
Adfors is a world leader in the manufacture of glass yarn, woven and non-woven technical materials for construction, with a full range of technology f
Carborundum, Norton and Winter are leading companies in abrasive solutions and have a range of products developed for perfect application in the const
Manufacturer of pipes and fittings for sanitation, Saint-Gobain Canalização produces and sells recyclable and durable systems for the complete water c