LEED Gold: How Humber Balances Energy Efficiency with Innovative Technology

July 26, 2017

Earlier this year, it was announced that Humber River Hospital received confirmation from the Canada Green Building Council that our building has been certified as LEED gold! We are honoured to receive this certification, highlighting our commitment to green stewardship and environmental sustainability.

Green Highlights:

  • 100% fresh air circulation, well above CSA-Z317 standards
  • 20% of materials used to construct the facility contained recycled content and 46% were sourced regionally
  • 96% of construction waste was diverted from landfill
  • 38% of the project’s total site area includes vegetated open space
  • 33% water use reduction and water efficient landscaping using captured rainwater
  • Vegetated roof and reflective roofing materials to reduce heat island effect
  • Commissioned building systems which demonstrate unprecedented energy efficiency targets:
    • Design energy use intensity (EUI) of 348 ekWh/m2
    • 17 points for LEED® Canada-NC 2009 Optimized Energy
    • 47% lower than the Energy Star Portfolio Manager Canada target for hospitals

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