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3 Ways to Make Your Dental Practice More Eco-Friendly
In 2019, it’s clear that sustainable and eco-friendly design isn’t a fad that will simply go away. Instead, it’s a trend that’s here to stay. If you’re about to refurbish or fitout your dental practice, there are many reasons you may want to consider incorporating eco-friendly elements in your project.
To begin with, eco-friendly design and practices demonstrate your interest in caring for the planet. Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of sustainability and are beginning to demand it from the businesses they interact with. As such, going eco-friendly can help to keep these people onside – and attract more of them.
In addition to being more affordable than ever, the right eco-friendly designs and habits can also save your dental practice money in both the short- and long-term.
So, in this blog, we explore some simple ways to make your dental practice more eco-friendly.
Use Recycled or Reclaimed Materials
When refurbishing or fitting out your dental practice, an easy way to go eco-friendly is to use recycled or reclaimed materials wherever possible.
For flooring, you may want to consider using reclaimed wood or recycled carpet tiles. Desks and tables with reclaimed wooden counters can also be installed. As an added bonus, this sustainable approach isn’t just about “going green” – it can also save you money, as reclaimed materials are often significantly cheaper than their brand-new counterparts.
The less electricity you use in your practice, the better it is for the environment. And with power prices in constant flux, saving on energy will also help your bottom line.
If you own your premises, one power-saving option worth considering is solar panels. Not only is this a clean form of energy, it’s also a very visible one, allowing you to advertise your eco-friendly credentials without even saying a word.
Another great way to save power is to invest in a lighting plan, automated lighting, and energy-saving bulbs. A lighting plan determines the most efficient way to light your premises to meet your needs while minimising your power consumption. Automated lighting turns off when not in use, offering a set-and-forget approach to power saving. And energy-saving light bulbs allow you to go on, business as usual, all the while saving on power.
Promote Eco-Friendly Products
If you’re like most dental practice owners, you probably sell or give away a line of dental products to your patients. Switching out your existing products for more eco-friendly ones is a simple way to share your commitment to sustainability with your clients.
Bamboo toothbrushes are one sustainable dental product that’s growing in popularity. Where eco-friendly products themselves are unavailable, choosing products with recycled or minimalistic packaging could be a viable alternative.
If you’re looking to refurbish your existing dental practice – or open a new one – Elite Fitout Solutions can help.
Contact us today to discuss your plans for your new or refurbished practice.