Nate Berg of FastCompany writes on one company that is creating floors that use 70% less concrete and 90% less steel than traditional floors.
- Floors are the most polluting part of buildings due to the materials that are required to build them, such as steel and cement.
- A team of architects has designed a floor slab that uses only 30% of the concrete and 10% of the steel of a typical floor.
- By 2060 it is expected that the total floor area of buildings around the world will double.
- This innovation will go a long way in reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, especially in developing countries and urban areas.
Read the full article here.