Sustainable Dentistry How-to Guide: Energy

Buildings energy use makes up 15% of the carbon footprint of primary dental care. As well as contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, energy generation from fossil fuels is a significant source of air pollution, which in turn is responsible for 40,000 premature deaths each year in the UK.

Reducing energy consumption and investing in renewable electricity generation offer significant environmental, health and cost benefits for dental practices.

In this Section… How to:

  • 3a. Buy green energy
  • 3b. Generate your own power
  • 3c. Monitor overheating and insulate your building
  • 3d. Adopt energy efficient technologies
  • 3e. Make efficient use of space