Humber River Hospital recently achieved LEED Gold certification through the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
“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 press release. “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. We are grateful to the Canada Green Building Council for certifying that this work was done to a very, very high standard.”
Some of the highlights of Humber River Hospital, one of the most energy-efficient acute care hospitals in North America, include:
- Building systems that demonstrate unprecedented energy efficiency targets
- 100 per cent fresh air circulation
- The use of recycled content in 20 per cent of building materials
- The use of 46 per cent regionally-sourced construction materials
- The diversion of 96 per cent of construction waste from landfill
- Vegetated open space covering 38 per cent of the project’s total site area
- Reducing water use by 33 per cent and making landscaping water-efficient by using captured rainwater
- Reducing the heat island effect by using a vegetated roof and reflective roofing materials
“Surpassing the project’s intended LEED Silver classification to achieve LEED Gold is a testament to the entire collaborative team’s relentless pursuit of achieving unprecedented energy efficiency targets to reduce Humber River Hospital’s carbon footprint and create a facility that balances energy efficiency and innovative technology, enabling the hospital to focus on its core business of providing exemplary patient care,” added Bruce Macpherson, project director at PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Humber River Hospital was delivered under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement delivery model in partnership with Plenary Group, PCL Constructors Canada Inc., HDR Architecture Associates Inc., Johnson Controls, MMM Group Limited, Smith + Andersen, WSP Canada Inc. /Halsall, Modern Niagara Toronto Inc., Plan Electric, A.M. Candaras Associates Inc., and Quinn Design Associates.