Emergency Floor

Scott Key, Sam Brisendine, Good Works Studio

[Emergency Floor] (http://emergencyfloor.com/ “http://emergencyfloor.com/”): A low-cost flooring solution for refugee families. The design uses leftover shipping pallets to elevate the floor with the use of specially designed flooring that uses recycled materials to provide a safe, warm, and clean floor for use in refugee shelters. The design aim is to minimize waste by re-purposing materials available in refugee camps.

Product description

[Emergency Floor] (http://emergencyfloor.com/ “http://emergencyfloor.com/”): A low-cost flooring solution for refugee families. The design uses leftover shipping pallets to elevate the floor with the use of specially designed flooring that uses recycled materials to provide a safe, warm, and clean floor for use in refugee shelters. The design aim is to minimize waste by re-purposing materials available in refugee camps.

Target region(s)
Iraq, Nepal
Distributors/implementing organizations

[The Level Market](https://thelevelmarket.com/emergency-floor “https://thelevelmarket.com/emergency-floor”) & [Emergency Floor] (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emergency-floor-get-off-the-ground#/story “https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emergency-floor-get-off-the-ground#/story”) in partnership with USAID.

Market suggested retail price

[$15.00] (https://thelevelmarket.com/emergency-floor “https://thelevelmarket.com/emergency-floor”)

Competitive landscape

[Viva Thermal Sleeping Mat, Comfort Sleeping Mat] (http://www.nrsrelief.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/NRS-Relief-Core-Relief-Items-Catalogue.pdf “http://www.nrsrelief.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/NRS-Relief-Core-Relief-Items-Catalogue.pdf”)

SDG targeted

[Goal 3](https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs “https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs”): Aims to provide a hygienic surface in order to [decrease parasitic infestations, diarrhea, and anemia, and increase cognitive development](https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emergency-floor-get-off-the-ground#/story “https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emergency-floor-get-off-the-ground#/story”).

Target user(s)

[Millions of refugees] (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emergency-floor-get-off-the-ground#/story “https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/emergency-floor-get-off-the-ground#/story”) fleeing conflict that are forced to sleep directly on the ground.

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