Southwest Family Dentistry

Customer-focused dental practice reduces carbon emissions, and kWh usage by going green with JouleSmart.

Southwest Family Dentistry is located in Bakersfield, California, and has experienced some of the highest utility rates in the nation. SW Family Dentistry strives to offer their customers a comfortable and professional environment from the moment they walk in. To ensure the they are offered the highest service possible, it is essential for the office to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature and humidity. Owner Dr. Anthony Ching is focused on putting customer comfort first and going green.


JouleSmart partnered with Southwest Family Dentistry to increase control of utility costs and to support their goals using a holistic approach to ensure that their level of customer service continues to improve.
  • Integrated Intelligence Gateway, proprietary software and hardware platform
  • 6-Years ActiveOversightTM to act as facility manager and provide alerts
  • HVAC and LED retrofit
  • Sensor control package: occupancy and temperature sensors
  • Cloud server to store and access data


  • 100 tons of carbon reduction equivalent to planting 1501 tree seedlings
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions equivalent to 141,898 driven miles
  • Post Contract annual savings of $13,437
  • 15-year cumulative savings $95,375
  • Annual kWh reduction of 77,183
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