The Royal University Hospital (RUH) provides acute-care services for Saskatoon . Working with a building technology and energy service company (ESCO), it has invested $13.6 million to provide critical facility upgrades expected to save $1.4 million annually, along with providing a healthier environment both inside the hospital and in the larger community. Find out what was changed.
Humber River Hospital shot for Silver, but instead earned Gold. The Toronto acute care hospital exceeded its high sustainability goals and was certified to the higher level under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Until recently, cold Toronto winds interfered with Mt. Sinai Hospital’s healing environment due to heavy foot traffic in a three-entrance public corridor on the main floor. A revolving door system provided the solution
Earning a total of 64 points, Ontario’s new Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC) at Hamilton Health Sciences has been certified Gold in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Hawkesbury District & General Hospital (HGH), located halfway between Ottawa and Montréal, is in the midst of an ambitious long-term construction project, first submitted to the Ontario Health Ministry in 2007. The project features a pair of three-storey additions with basements, to be appended to the existing hospital. However, it needed to first overcome certain waterproofing challenges.
Noise has infiltrated every aspect of life thanks to the information age and the vast cacophony of sounds accompanying the latest technology. From beeps and bells to ringtones, digital devices help remind us to be somewhere, meet someone, or be informed of something. These noises all seem necessary to make our lives easier, convenient, and productive.
The new Women’s Hospital in Winnipeg is part of the city’s Health Sciences Centre, the area’s largest hospital, which also serves residents of northwest Ontario and Nunavut. Construction on the hospital began in 2011, with the new state-of-the-art facility expected to open this fall after a total investment of $235 million. At over 27,870 m2 (300,000 sf), the new hospital will be more than three times the size of the current Women’s Pavilion.
As design professionals identify products for healthcare projects, they frequently find themselves making recommendations based not only on patient comfort, but also on the well-being of those working in the space. This means specifying materials and finishes promoting healthy, healing environments while contributing to a safe, productive workplace.
How do you squeeze a mega-hospital—three already large institutions merged into one—into the heart of a city such as Montréal?1 To make matters more complicated, it is on a tight site, literally at the door of one of the continent’s most exquisite low-scale historical quarters.
The Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower represents the most significant application to date of structural and non-structural wood products in a B.C. healthcare facility. The use of wood in publicly funded buildings is encouraged by the province’s Wood First Act, but it is also supported by scientific research linking exposure to daylight and views of nature with improved patient recovery times and occupant well-being.
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