Responsible. Resourceful. Nasoni is committed to green manufacturing processes and to helping people use water in smarter and more environmentally responsible ways.
To this end, we manufacture revolutionary fountain faucets that address today's water conservation concerns as well as water purity and accessibility. Our award-winning fountain faucets are designed to maximize water efficiency and their life span, without sacrificing the comfort and convenience of the user experience.
We routinely evaluate our manufacturing, packaging and shipping processes to find ways to conserve resources and energy, and to reduce the impact of our enterprise on the environment. Here are some examples of how we’re doing this.
Nasoni is committed to being a “green” company, through the nature of our work, the way we pursue it, and our products. Unlike cheap Big Box retail faucets that are typically made of zinc and plastic parts that fail over a short period of time, Da Vinci Fountain Faucets are made of the highest quality materials and backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty for the original purchaser.
For our faucets, Nasoni has chosen to use a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finish; of all coating processes, it is the most environmentally benign. The PVD process does not create any of the hazardous waste associated with other types of coating such as electroplating or painting. PVD coatings, in and of themselves enhance environmental protection. PVD coatings also contribute to the longer life of products, which has positive benefits to many aspects of the environment, such as reduced landfill volume. Nasoni is committed to environmental stewardship. We recognize the necessity for the highest possible environmental sensitivity in all of our work.
Reusability and Recyclability
Da Vinci fountain faucets are designed for longevity, as they are made of solid, lead-free brass. Brass is prized for faucets because it is very resistant to corrosion, has a relatively low melting point — making it easy to cast — is soft enough to machine with little effort yet hardy enough to endure the rigors of life as a faucet, takes finishes such as PVD coatings very well, and is easily recycled. About 80% of the brass used in new faucets was previously used to make something else.
Nasoni’s packaging is recyclable, as the packaging is made from recyclable materials, including EPE foam. Expanded polyethylene (EPE) is an environmentally safe, non-toxic foaming material that can be recycled and helps to reduce environmental pollution.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program specification for bathroom sink faucets allows a maximum flow rate of no more than 1.5 GPM for bathroom faucets, 32% below the industry standard of 2.2 GPM. Da Vinci faucets are below that, as they are California Energy Commission (CEC) compliant at 1.2gpm for additional water savings. However, when in fountain mode, these faucets become the highest water-saving faucets on the planet, as the flow rate is reduced to .26gpm, yet still providing the perfect flow rate for the many uses a water fountain in the bathroom can provide!
Environmentally Friendly Factories
Our factory is ISO 9001 certified and follows green practices in providing products for other companies such as IKEA, Franke, and others.
Our factory specializes in PVD coatings. The PVD process is more environmentally friendly than alternatives such as electroplating and painting. Unlike these there are no gases, water waste and other residue released.
Sustainable Fulfillment and Distribution
Fulfillment and distribution is handled by our partner, Fulfilltopia out of Norfolk, VA. Fulfilltopia recently switched from bubble wrap to an eco-friendly high-tech honeycomb paper packing product called Geami. Gemini is all-natural, 100% recyclable, renewable and biodegradable, and consists of either entirely or partially recycled content. Geami also helps to reduce packing time and materials, resulting in significant cost savings. Fufilltopia also has numerous other energy savings initiatives underway to reduce energy consumption.