Club’s 'Smart Floor' Generate Energy When People Dance On It

Sustainable Dance Club turns kinetic movements into usable power.


Sustainable Dance Club (SDC) wanted to combine sustainability with fun, and where young people in this tech-savvy society could relate. Its mission led the company to create a series of interlocking floor tiles that convert dance movements into usable energy.

The design works as each tile is embedded with a small generator, and each time they’re stepped on, the kinetic energy is then converted into electricity. The energy generated from the dance floor can be used to power nearby electrical systems or the LED lights in the dance floor itself.

The concept was first actualized in 2007 in a club in Rotterdam under the name ‘The Critical Mass.’ Now, these tiles are available for rental or purchase via SDC. So far, the Temple Night Club in San Francisco has already implemented the tiles permanently on its dance floor.

Sustainable Dance Club

Photo taken by Anneke Hymmen

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