Small and medium size businesses may struggle to find the time, information and resources necessary to achieve green initiatives.
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 contributes to a work environment that responds to circadian rhythms and the wellbeing of humans with full spectrum light.
A highly reflective roof coating and better insulation was added to further reduce energy consumption, heating and air conditioning costs.
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 have also been transitioned to a 9/80 cycle, reducing the energy employees spend commuting to and from work by more than 10%.
Certainly, we all can do more. As a small enterprise we believe that sharing some of the progress we’ve made can inspire customers and suppliers to see ways they might join in.
Thirty-five separate skylights illuminate the first-floor factory
Troll Systems’ manufacturing, warehouse, engineering lab, and second-floor offices all utilize natural light and rarely require artificial illumination. Natural light is provided by 35 skylights and 50 Solatube reflectors that are designed to minimize the effects on microclimates, humans and wildlife by reducing heat islands.