IGS Energy recognizes Benco Dental’s efforts to support renewable energy
The nation’s largest privately owned dental distributor recently received a certification for its environmental responsibility from IGS Energy, acknowledging that the company’s CenterPoint East home office will run on 100 percent renewable energy from May 2018 through April 2021.
Benco Dental’s CenterPoint East location at 295 CenterPoint Boulevard, Pittston, in the mountains of Pennsylvania, uses more than 2,000,000 kW hours each year and relies on energy produced by wind turbines in Texas, where rotating blades harness the wind’s kinetic energy. Today, wind turbines provide electricity all over the world, according to IGS Energy, through this renewable resource that is both efficient and environmentally friendly.
“At Benco we drive dentistry forward by leveraging innovative solutions, and environmental responsibility is among them. Our CenterPoint East home office is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certified, meeting some of the highest standards set forth by the United States Green Building Council,” said Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental Managing Director.
“Our office designers, also LEED certified, work with customers to build low-impact dental practices they can feel good about. At Benco, green means continuously discovering and implementing methods to reduce our facilities’ environmental impact.”
- More than 30 percent of furnishings at CenterPoint East have been reused from Benco’s previous locations, while most new furnishings contain more than 30 percent recycled content.
- Benco implements an extensive recycling program that includes paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum, CDs, DVDs and toner cartridges.
- Warehouse overhead lights use motion sensors.
- Many of Benco’s nationwide distribution and office facilities employ energy-efficient lighting and low-water usage fixtures.
- In other efforts, Benco’s 300+ service technicians are guided by a scheduling software that promotes efficiency.
About Benco Dental
Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to “deliver success, smile after smile.”
Within the past 87 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms. Those design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas, feature North America’s largest selection of dental equipment and technology, as well as a hands-on dental design experience, to assist dentists in the planning and construction of a new office.
In addition to offering the market’s broadest choice of equipment and supplies, Benco features a suite of innovative material management tools like Painless®, its industry-leading on-line inventory management system, and BluChips®, dentistry’s original and most rewarding frequent buyer club. Through alliances with selected Success Services, Benco also offers practice coaching, continuing education, equipment financing, and wealth management services.
Benco, which has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care, and one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women, both for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians.
For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO. Learn more about Benco Dental and its history of innovation at Benco.com .