Environmental Sustainability

Become a NET-ZERO company?

Small and medium size businesses struggle to find time, information and the resources necessary to become a Net-Zero company.

The commitment of executive management is vital. Establishing a roadmap and funding to reduce environment impact is a significant undertaking. Throughout Troll’s history, senior management has put environmentally friendly to work. During building renovations as far back as 2007, Troll implemented many sustainable changes.

Lighting for the facility is nearly all-natural. Thirty-five skylights and fifty Solatube reflectors illuminate the manufacturing floor, engineering lab, warehouse and offices. The dividends of sunlight, its heat, color and movement contribute to an environment that responds to circadian rhythms and enhances wellbeing by brightening every workday with full spectrum light.

Highly reflective roof coating and better insulation was added to reduce energy consumption and minimize the chance of creating a heat island. Looking back, we’ve seen even modest green investments significantly lower HVAC costs while contributing to an environmentally friendly culture.

A reverse osmosis drinking water system has eliminated the need for disposable plastic water bottles. Instead, Troll provided employees with reusable, refillable and an environmentally sustainable alternative.

A hybrid car was purchased for local deliveries and travel.

Our manufacturing processes are RoHS compliant. Known as the “lead-free” directive, Troll voluntarily complies with RoHS.

Troll recycles aluminum cans, batteries, ink cartridges, paper and glass throughout its facility.

Employee work schedules are now 9/80, reducing the energy employees spend commuting to and from work by more than 10%.

Certainly, let’s all do more. As a small enterprise we believe that sharing some of the progress we’ve made can inspire customers, suppliers and individuals to find ways to join in.

Thirty-five separate skylights illuminate the first-floor factory

Solatube Reflectors
and Reflective Roof Coating

Troll Systems’ manufacturing, warehouse, engineering lab, and second-floor offices all utilize natural light and rarely require artificial illumination. Natural light is provided by thirty-five skylights and fifty Solatube reflectors that are designed to minimize the effects of heat islands on microclimates, humans and wildlife.