Humber River Hospital, located in Toronto, Ontario, and its project partners announced the facility’s achievement of LEED Gold certification through the Canada Green Building Council.

The acute care hospital achieved a design energy use intensity (EUI) of 348 ekWh/m2 and features 100 percent fresh air circulation. Twenty percent of the materials used to construct the facility contained recycled content and 46 percent were sourced regionally. Thirty-eight percent of the project’s total site area includes vegetated open space and there is a 33 percent water use reduction due to water efficient landscaping using captured rainwater. A vegetated roof and reflective roofing materials reduce heat island effect.

Humber River Hospital was delivered under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) delivery model in partnership with:

  • Humber River Hospital (owner)
  • Plenary Group (lead sponsor and financial arranger)
  • PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) (design-builder and construction manager)
  • HDR Architecture Associates Inc. (architect)
  • Johnson Controls (facilities management)
  • MMM Group Limited (sustainability consultant)
  • Smith + Andersen (mechanical/electrical consultant)
  • WSP Canada Inc./Halsall (structural consultant)
  • Modern Niagara Toronto Inc. (mechanical contractor)
  • Plan Electric (electrical contractor)
  • A.M. Candaras Associates Inc. (civil engineer)
  • Quinn Design Associates (landscape architect)