- Case Studies
We are committed to environmental awareness and the impact that our operations have on the environment. Initiatives such as producing RoHS compliant products, reducing power consumption in all products designed, responsible printing, and recycling are just some of the ways that we are doing our part to minimize environmental impact.
European Parliament and Council (EC) of the European Union (EU) approved a directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The directive became European Law in February 2003. The accepted abbreviation for the directive is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances).
The EU RoHS directive established a compliance date of July 1, 2006 for products sold in the European market. NTI makes every effort to ensure that our products are compliant with this directive, and is continuing to work with our supply chain partners to reduce hazardous substances in electronic equipment.
All RoHS compliant products available on our website are marked with the RoHS logo:
NTI makes every effort to minimize power consumption in all products designed, and further reduces energy consumption with the inclusion of "standby" mode in some products. Our product line specializes in KVM and audio/video solutions that improve efficiency, reduce equipment and energy usage, and maximize space utilization. The powder coat finishing on many of our products emits almost zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs), resulting in less hazardous waste. Any overspray from applying the powder coat finish is recyclable.
The 2009 and 2010 NTI catalogs are printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Mixed Sources stock using soy based inks, and using wind power for energy.
NTI is committing to responsible environmental and social standards with the choice of FSC paper stock and soy ink for our catalog. FSC stock comes from responsibly managed forests, following guidelines that prohibit practices such as water pollution, use of hazardous pesticides, habitat destruction, and unsustainable unverified logging. Soy based inks used in printing contain far fewer VOCs than traditional petroleum based inks, and allow for easier recycling of the paper.
At the company headquarters, energy consumption is reduced by switching off all computers, monitors, printers and lights at the end of the day, and teleconferencing is utilized to reduce trips. Compact Fluorescent and LED energy efficient lighting is used throughout the facility.
During NTI's recent production facility expansions, consideration to the surrounding environment and trees was a top priority. Minimal environmental impact was the result of careful plann