Bridgepoint is T.O.’s first LEED silver hospital

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bridgepoint Hospital (Bridgepoint) in Toronto, Ont. recently became the first hospital in the city to receive a LEED silver certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Finished in 2013, the purpose-built hospital provides rehabilitative care and health care for individuals living with complex health conditions.

Some of the sustainable highlights that helped Bridgepoint earn the silver status include:

  • A building design that is 30 per cent more energy-efficient than a standard building code development, resulting in approximately $900,000 in savings per year;
  • Storm water run-off systems to irrigate gardens;
  • The installation of 72 bicycle racks;
  • The reintroduction of native plants to the hospital grounds;
  • A 32 per cent reduction in water waste through the use of efficient washroom fixtures;
  • A high-performance heat recovery system, air conditioning system and high-efficiency boilers;
  • Energy-efficient lighting systems and double-glazed windows;
  • Construction materials partially derived from recycled contents and local providers; and
  • The diversion of 98 per cent of construction waste from landfills.

The hospital, located at 14 Saint Matthews Rd., also achieved a perfect score in the CaGBC’s Innovation and Design Process category.

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