First Fully Digital Hospital Opens in Toronto

TORONTO, Ontario — The Humber River Hospital in Toronto opened on Oct. 18 to make it the first fully digital hospital in North America. The new, 1.8 million-square-foot hospital now has state-of-the-art-medical equipment, which was designed to improve patient care.

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New Toronto Courthouse Aims for LEED Silver

TORONTO — Planning, design and compliance (PDC) work will soon be underway for the new Toronto courthouse in Canada. Located directly north of the Superior Court of Justice, the new Toronto courthouse will bring together in a single location several courts currently operating at different sites across the city. This much needed project is expected to reduce operational and facilities costs, make court administration more efficient and better serve the community.

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New Mount Royal University Performing Arts Center Debuts

CALGARY, Alberta — The Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, the newest addition to the Mount Royal University campus in Calgary, opened with an event at the center’s Bella Concert Hall on Aug. 26. The facility aims to reset the standard for music education in Canada.

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TELUS Garden Issues $225 Million in Green Bonds

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — TELUS Garden, a mixed-use, partnership office building in Vancouver, has issued $225 million in green mortgage bonds. It’s the first time in North America that green mortgage bonds have been used to support real estate financing.

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Firms Around the World Commit to Going Green

ONTARIO, Canada — Firms are finding business value and opportunities from green building, including the opportunity to develop new environmentally responsible products, according to McGraw-Hill Construction’s latest SmartMarket Report in partnership with the World Green Building Council (WGBC).

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DIRTT Sets Green Standards for Modular Walls

CALGARY, Alberta — Calgary-based Doing It Right This Time, or DIRTT, a modular wall manufacturer, announced this month that it has set the official international standard for measuring and reporting how modular wall components measure up in terms of sustainability.

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DIRTT Expands and Excels With Interior Solutions

CALGARY, Alberta — DIRTT Environmental Solutions, a manufacturer of customized prefabricated interiors, is expanding across sectors and across the globe using cutting-edge technology and a sustainable focus.

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