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In this Issue FALL 2015


Sustainable Health Care Environments and Patient Recovery


Decision Theory


Canada and the WELL Building Standard


The Freedom to Walk and Cycle

St. Marguerite d’Youville is the Greenest School in Canada


GPRO Continues to Gain Momentum in Canada

26 an Example 28 Setting for Sustainable Health

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Professional Development & Events


Biophilia and the Built Environment

Care Facilities

14 Environmental savings for this issue: Toronto FOCUS is printed on Rolland Enviro 100 Satin, a 100% post-consumer fiber that is certified FSC and EcoLogo. It is processed chlorine-free,

12 trees

45,044 L water

682 kg waste

1,774 kg of CO2

FSC-recycled and is manufactured using biogas energy.

Cover photo: Tenth floor roof terrace with views of the city skyline and the DonValley park system. Courtesy of Tom Arban.


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Editor: Courtney Good, Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC-GTC) A joint publishing project of the CaGBC-GTC and SABMag. Address all inquiries to Don Griffith: Published by Janam Publications Inc. | |

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Torontofocus digital  

Toronto Focus Fall 2015 digital issue

Torontofocus digital  

Toronto Focus Fall 2015 digital issue