Eco-friendly limousines? An earth-loving dental spa?
Meet six Chicago businesses you’d never think of as green.

These days in Chicago, everyone from salon owners to limo company VPs — luxury-based business leaders you would never expect to launch headfirst into the pro-environment movement — are taking the stand: Go green, stay glam. And it’s working like a charm (made of metaphorical recycled metals of course)…

Steven Koos, co-founder of the new ORA® Dental Studio, pauses as he walks down the mint-and-tan hallways of his South Loop practice — which, too glamorous for a dentist’s office, boasts features like Energy Star HDTVs in every treatment room. But Dr. Koos is more eager to show off the Demolizer II, a machine that uses dry heat to dispose of medical waste, eliminating the hazardous fumes of incineration. The Northwestern grad has inCorporated countless other green aspects into ORA®, including digital, lead-free X-rays…

Dr. Koos and Kralj will open a Wicker Park studio by early 2010. For Chicago at least, it seems like there are greener days ahead.

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