TORONTO — Humber River Hospital has achieved LEED Gold certification through the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
The project was intended for LEED Silver but surpassed that goal, explains a release, and has since been coined one of the most energy efficient acute care hospitals in North America.
Highlights of the project include:
commissioned building systems that demonstrate energy efficiency targets;
• 100 per cent fresh air circulation, above CSA-Z317 standards;
• 20 per cent of materials used to construct the facility contained recycled content and 46 per cent were sourced regionally;
• 96 per cent of construction waste was diverted from landfill;
• 38 per cent of the project's total site area includes vegetated open space;
• 33 per cent water use reduction and water efficient landscaping using captured rainwater; and
• a vegetated roof and reflective roofing materials to reduce heat island effect.
"We designed and built our new hospital on three core principles: lean, green and digital," said Humber River Hospital president and CEO Barb Collins in a statement.
"Being certified LEED Gold is a testament to the work done by the hospital, and our project partners Plenary Health Care Partnerships and PCL Constructors, in respecting our environment throughout the project, carrying over into the actual building performance. Our design compliance partners HOK also played an important role in helping Humber develop its LEED strategy."