GreenSpaces LLC announced today that Nadeau Orthodontics in Kennebunk, Maine has completed its Green Business Certification, making it the first Certified Green Orthodontist in the State of Maine. Dr. Mark Nadeau worked directly with Kennebunk-based consultancy greenSpaces to review the development of his green practices and the completion of his green audit. As a result of Dr. Nadeau’s ongoing commitment to the health of his patients, the environment and the reduction of expenses, Nadeau Orthodontics has qualified as a Silver Level Certified Green Business as defined by independent green practices monitor the Green Business League (GBL).
A genuine Green Business Certification from the GBL is the conclusion of many months of preparation. Dr. Nadeau and his employees worked to green their orthodontic practice previous to the assessment, and persisted to make green improvements. Among other features, the office is nearly paperless as they have transitioned to using a paperless invoicing system, paperless document storage, digital photos, digital radiographs, digital teeth models and an internet based patient-doctor message system.
“I am very satisfied to earn this certification,” said Dr. Nadeau. Nadeau Orthodontics is also ahead of the curve with their recycling program. They have a broad internal agenda where the bulk of their waste is sorted and recycled. Furthermore, all possible ongoing teaching is done remotely via the internet thus eliminating surplus travel. “Earning our Green Certification validates our promise of being a green and sustainable office, and we trust our leadership will set an example for the business community to pursue.”
Certified Green Consultant and greenSpaces President, Stephanie Conzelman, who guided Nadeau’s process noted, “If your company faithfully applies the green practices suggested, it is very possible that all of your costs will be recovered in 12-24 months of operation. Ultimately the savings yielded from this zero cost consulting makes your company stronger each year afterward. By being green you are not only sustaining the earth but you are setting yourself apart from your competitors.”
Dr. Mark Nadeau, the principal owner of Nadeau Orthodontics, holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and a Masters of Science degree in orthodontics. His undergraduate studies in Biomechanical engineering and love of people make practicing orthodontics a perfect fit. Nadeau Orthodontics offers all of the latest advances in orthodontic treatment for both children and adults including traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces, tooth colored ceramic braces, Invisalign(c) and lingual i-braces(c) while maintaining a friendly office atmosphere.
Patients are rewarded for superior oral hygiene as well as excellent performance in schools and sports teams. Mountain bikes and surf boards are just a few of the prizes patients can win. Ms. Conzelman, President of greenSpaces, has a Green Consultant Certification from the Green Business League. greenSpaces is committed to facilitating the green education and certification of business proprietors throughout the State.
The Green Business League (GBL) is an international organization, based in Chicago, Illinois, with over 300 Certified Green Consultants across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. GBL pioneered the Green Practices program that allows businesses in all industries, including renters and leasees, to earn a Green Business Certification. GBL requires an on-site audit of all green practices and provides guidance for businesses seeking to validate their green character. Without this independent verification, businesses with only a few green practices call themselves green, otherwise known as “greenwashing.” Businesses earn their certification vs. buying it.
The Green Business League applauds greenSpaces LLC for their consulting and guidance to make Nadeau Orthodontics become an authentic Green Certified company. Nadeau Orthodontics is paving the way for all types of doctors offices to become sustainable and healthy for their patients. This is not only cost effective but it betters the environment.