The intent is to reduce the embodied energy in the building by specifying a floor slab with lower embodied energy than a typical floor slab. The floor slab specification matching the actual building design must be entered in the software.
The design team must select the specification that most closely resembles the floor slab specified, and enter the thickness and steel rebar content, which are requirements of EDGE. Where there are multiple specifications, the predominant specification must be selected. A second predominant material that covers more than 25% of the area can optionally be indicated and marked with its percentage (%) area in the total project.
The specification for the floor slab must be that of the intermediary floor and not the ground floor, as the ground floor slab is often dictated by the ground conditions. The thickness must only include the structural slab. Do not include the thickness of the concrete used to level the floor slab for the finished flooring; this layer of screed is included in the embodied energy of the Flooring (EDM05).
Following is a list of the floor slab options included in EDGE. The user must always try to select the specification that most closely resembles that of the building design.
Relationship to Other Measures
The contribution that the measure makes to the overall performance is not affected by any other measure.
The base case assumption is that the floor is constructed of a 200mm in-situ reinforced concrete slab.
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At the design stage, the following must be used to demonstrate compliance:
At the post-construction stage, the following must be used to demonstrate compliance:
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