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Name: Markham Stouffville Hospital 385,000 square-foot expansion LEED Certification Level: LEED NC Silver Green Features at a Glance:

Project Team:

• White roof membrane and green roof areas reflect heat, rather than

Architects: B+H Architects

absorbing it;

Constructors: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

• Exterior lighting designed to minimize light pollution onto neighbouring

Engineers: Aercoustics Engineering Ltd., Mulvey & Banani

properties and reduce impact on the night sky;

International Inc., Quinn Dressel Associates, The Mitchell

• 16% of materials utilized recycled content and 31% of material was

Partnership Inc.

manufactured and harvested within 800 km of the project, or within

Consultants: Bevan Consulting Inc.

2,400km if shipped by rail or water;

LEED Consultants: MMM Group Limited

• More than 90% of construction waste was diverted from landfill due to the recycling of project waste materials including concrete, metal, wood and

Markham Stouffville Hospital is the first hospital in Ontario


to build a central utility plant that supplies thermal energy,

• Installation of low-flow fixtures to achieve a water use reduction of 40%;

electricity and emergency power through Markham District

• Energy efficient technologies such as automatic lighting controls, and

Energy. “The original concept for the Markham Stouffville

efficient heating and cooling equipment, predict 37% energy reductions.

Hospital Redevelopment project was to create a health and wellness campus and with our recent LEED Silver achievement, we have reiterated this important goal. Our job is to heal those that enter our building and the environment in which they are in is crucial to this healing process.”

– Suman Bahl, Vice President, Capital Development

and Corporate Services.

Markham Stouffville Hospital – Building B, Markham Site. photo: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Name: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – Phase 1 B LEED Certification Level: LEED NC Gold Green Features at a Glance:

Project Team:

• Transportation: access to public transit, secure storage for 86 bicycles,

Architects: Stantec Architecture Ltd.

13 electric vehicle parking spots;

Contractor: Carillion Health Solutions;

• Site: 42% more open space than zoning requirement, high albedo roofing

Engineers: Stantec Consulting Ltd.;

and green roofing to reduce heat island effect, 50% reduction in water use

LEED Consultants: Stantec Consulting Ltd.

due to drought resistant and water efficient plantings; • Systems: Water use reduction of 27% from LEED Baseline, energy usage

The Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is unique in

reduced by 31% from ASHRAE 90.1 standard;

its embrace of neighbourhood to normalize mental healthcare.

• Construction: 95% of construction waste diverted from landfill, recycled

Unlike other facilities, CAMH is integrated into city blocks as

and regional materials utilized, FSC certified wood, low VOC materials

part of a normalized residential environment while providing

employed, operable windows, lighting control zones.

safety, security and treatment with the objective of transitioning clients back to the community as thriving citizens. Interspersed within a community of housing, commercial buildings, cafés and galleries, the development consists of three buildings, an inpatient building, an outpatient building and a parking garage. With its sensitive approach to site, building design and use of the Recovery Model of Care, CAMH functions as a good neighbour in every sense of the phrase, contributing to the long-term vibrancy of one of Toronto’s most iconic neighbourhoods.

Entry lobby and reception of Bell Gateway Building including donor wall and custom art installation. photo: Courtesy of Stantec Architecture, Photography by Richard Johnson.


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Toronto Focus Fall 2015 digital issue