Green Certified

Platinum Certification Awarded By The Green Business Bureau
Blu is the new Green

At Body Blu, being green is not a trend. It’s a way of life. An ongoing mission. In our commitment to helping people live healthier, longer lives, we must commit to sustainability. Body Blu is dedicated to using eco-friendly materials, supplies, furnishings + more — from our flooring + furniture, to our light bulbs + equipment, to the water we serve our patients + guests, not to mention the paperless systems we have incorporated. As a conscious contributor to the natural movement, we are careful about the businesses we align ourselves with. We know that our customers are exceptionally well-informed + aware. We have a duty and responsibility to our community and the planet to be responsible and conduct business with honor.

We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously + are proud to have platinum certification awarded by the Green Business Bureau.

Our Efforts
  • Bamboo Flooring. Our flooring is Fossilized™ Strand Bamboo. Typically, trees used in conventional wood flooring take 30-50 years to regenerate to their full mass. The removal of these trees causes negative environmental effects on both a local + global basis. Bamboo can be continuously re-harvested every 5 years for flooring without causing damage to the plant system + surrounding environment. [1]

 

  • Low-VOC Paint. Using paint that is low in volatile organic compounds makes for a healthier environment – a healthier office space to promote ideal health for our patients, guests + employees.

 

  • LED + CFL Light Bulbs. We employ these types of light bulbs because they are energy efficient + reduce air + water pollution. Saving electricity reduces CO2 emissions, sulfer oxide + high-level nuclear waste. Additionally, no mercury is used in the manufacturing of LEDs. Daylight bulbs are used in the office to complement our ocean view + natural environment.

 

  • Water + Energy Saving Plumbing Fixtures. Our WaterSense faucet + dual flush high efficiency toilet help reserve natural resources.

 

  • Energy Star Certified Products. One of the many ways Body Blu joins in the fight against climate change is by using Energy Star certified products — products that have been proven to offer superior energy efficiency. the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star program has the tools + resources you need to save money + energy.

 

  • Recycled Paper + Paper Goods. Recycling paper conserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions + keeps landfill space free for other types of trash that can’t be recycled. Recycling one ton of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space + 4,000 kilowatts of energy — enough to power the average U.S. home for six months + reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one metric ton of carbon equivalent (MTCE).

 

  • Furniture + Floor Coverings. Body Blu chooses to purchase from companies who contribute to sustainable employment whenever possible. Materials are natural, organic, recycled, reused +/or free of contaminants + volatile organic compounds.

 

  • We Recycle. By recycling + buying recycled-content products, everyone can make a vital contribution to preserving the environment. Recycling is easy, it saves money, creates jobs, saves energy + preserves natural resources.
Our Look

Our medical studio reflects our environmental consciousness + natural specialization by physically representing the Five Elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal + Water. Respectively, signifying growth + vitality; energy + abundance; balance + rejuvenation; harvest + collection; stillness + reflection. Our bamboo flooring (Wood), environmentally friendly wall-mounted fireplace (Fire), plants (Earth), reception desk (Metal) + fountain as well as our view of the ocean (Water) truly reflect the nature of our business. The business of natural health – for both people + planet.

Our Name + Logo

Body Blu. Not only does the word “body” describe our masterful human form, it also relates to the bodies of water supported by the earth whose body is embraced by a body of blue sky. According to research, the color blue has been shown to encourage us to think outside the box + be creative, which is our approach to medicine at Body Blu. Through associations with the sky, the seas + clean drinking water, most people associate blue with openness, peace, tranquility + health. Not surprisingly, blue is people’s most favorite color. [2]

Aphrodite was our muse for the development of the Body Blu logo. Aphrodite’s name means “water born” and her image is very closely related with water + sea. Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty + eternal youth, representing health + happiness inside + out. She is known to be the equivalent to Mother Earth. [3]

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Our Approach to Medicine

Our approach to medicine at Body Blu is creative. Unique. Individualistic. We understand that no two people are the same. Even if two people have the same diagnosis, they may need different therapies or treatments because their bodies + genetics are not the same. Creative medicine is the answer. It is a must to not only think outside of the box, but to act outside of it as well in order to achieve results.

Help us make the planet a healthier place. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

REFERENCES

 

  1. CaliBamboo; Green Building Information. Bamboo Facts. Retrieved from http://www.calibamboo.com/whybamboo.html
  2. University of British Columbia. (2009, February 6). Effect Of Colors: Blue Boosts Creativity, While Red Enhances Attention To Detail. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090205142143.htm
  3. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aphrodite. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphrodite
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