Updated May 24, 2019

Good Works Studio

Emergency Floor is a modular, lightweight, insulated flooring system for use in shelters, transitional housing, and child friendly spaces.


Nicole Iman

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

After successful implementation of a 34-shelter pilot in conjunction with USAID, UNHCR, and GVC-Italia in northern Lebanon, we are now scaling up to a larger pilot of 250 shelters in Northern Lebanon and 250 shelters in Kutapalong, Bangladesh.

Registered  In Iraq.

Focus Areas:

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Human Centered Design, Environmentand 6 MoreSEE ALL

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Human Centered Design, Environment, Health, Housing and Infrastructure, Humanitarian Assistance, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Refugees and Displaced Persons & Migration ManagementSEE LESS

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Innovation Description

With DIV funding, Good Works Studio is testing a low-cost temporary raised flooring solution - known as the Emergency Floor (E-Flor) - that helps vulnerable families living in refugee camps stay healthy, warm, and dry and provides environmental benefits by repurposing waste.
How does your innovation work?
We are the only flooring system specifically designed to address the cost constraints and logistical challenges of shelters organizations. It can be used on the bare ground, paired with shipping pallets or sand bags where a raised flooring is needed. It can work with any shelter on the market and is easily and intuitively installed by anyone.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Short term: To seek feedback from end-users To test out and assess existing supply chains To seek out decision makers within procurement teams To test and document the performance of our system Long term: To sell our flooring for less than $2/SF To integrate seamlessly into existing supply streams To scale up operations to produce >1.5 million units annually To provide a satisfying, lifesaving system to families To increase the health and happiness of our endusers
Product testing, product piloting, product assessment, and willingness to pay.


Nov 2016
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