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Walk into Madison Family Dental Associates and you'll find something that stands out from the usual waiting room assortment of magazines and health care literature: a sign touting the office's commitment to wind power and its annual savings in carbon dioxide and coal.

"We wanted our patients to know this is important to us, so we have the information right up front," said Dennis Pfingsten, the office controller.

As a Leader level participant in the Green Power Tomorrow program, the practice gets 100% of its electricity from renewable resources and is saving 281 tons of carbon dioxide and nearly 200,000 pounds of coal each year.

In addition to supporting renewable energy, the office also creates an environmentally friendly practice in a variety of other ways. It's currently moving to an entirely electronic system for patient records and uses a local service to shred and recycle all confidential papers. Nonconfidential paper is also recycled, along with all cardboard, aluminum cans and packaging materials. And the practice uses an outside resource to recycle all dental lead.

A building remodel in the last few years gave the practice a good opportunity to install fluorescent lighting, low-flow toilets and programmable thermostats. And its commitment to energy efficiency even extends to transportation—a number of the office's employees regularly bike to work.

"We are very pleased to be able to support a clean, reliable source of electricity," said Pfingsten. "The less we can depend on fossil fuels, the better off we'll be and Green Power Tomorrow is an important step in that direction."
Thank you,
Madison Family Dental Associates
, for supporting Green Power Tomorrow.


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