This is an exciting accomplishment for me! While I am not a “self-proclaimed” environmentalist, I do understand the importance of minimizing our footprint both at home and in business in order to keep the space around us beautiful.
Thousand Oaks is an incredible place to live. I grew up here, and now my daughter is too. I hope it’s just as ideal when she has kids of her own. So it’s our responsibility to not screw it up! I purchased the building where my dental practice is currently located a few years ago. It was a mess! There were no windows. The lighting, electrical, and HVAC systems were outdated and inefficient. The sewage was connected to a ancient septic tank. The toilet used over 2 gallons a flush! I decided to renovate with high efficiency and green motivation in mind.
I don’t want to bore you with all the details, but we really did a lot to improve the building. I think the end result is incredible. It’s really beautiful but also very efficient. There’s so much natural light that we hardly even have to turn on the lights. But even if we do, they are all LED. I hope it makes a comfortable and elegant place to get dental work done.
In April, my practice was recognized by the Thousand Oaks city council for our green efforts. It was really great to go to the meeting and meet the mayor.
We got a cool plaque that we can hang somewhere in the office and we will be an official Green business recognized by the city and state! This was a few years in the coming so I am super happy that it’s finally all come together.
At the city council meeting I spoke for about 2 minutes and I’ve embedded the youtube video here in this post if you’re interested!