Recognized for sustainable design excellence, Toronto Metropolitan University’s Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex (DCHSC) in Toronto was honored by American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment’s 25th annual COTE® Top Ten Awards. This 28-story vertical campus also earned LEED® Gold certification through the Canada Green Building Council.
Perkins&Will designed the DCHSC as an educational community encompassing nearly 300,000 square feet of highly sustainable teaching, research and 332-bed living space. Rockfon's ceiling materials were evaluated for aesthetic, performance and environmental attributes contributing to DCHSC’s design and operations, the occupants’ indoor health, comfort and well-being, and the students’ educational experience.
According to the design team, more than 250 potential products were rigorously screened and more than 75 percent of materials were assessed as being “completely healthy and transparent over their lifecycle – free of hazardous substances and with full documentation of ingredients.”
Assisting with material ingredient and product evaluations, Rockfon offers such documentation as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Declare Labels. Low-emitting products are recognized by LEED and other green building programs as contributing to healthy indoor air quality. All of Rockfon’s stone wool products also have been tested and UL® GREENGUARD® Gold Certified for Office and Educational Environments.
Rockfon acoustic stone wool ceiling panels were specified and installed throughout DCHSC’s first nine floors.
Toronto Metropolitan University, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex (DCHSC)