Most of the NI headquarters campus in Austin is still in its natural, unirrigated state except for building footprints, walkways, drives, and parking areas. Multilevel garages provide most parking at NI, which minimizes the amount of ground covered by impervious materials like asphalt and cement. Developed landscape areas feature native plant materials requiring minimal water to thrive, and our campus incorporates critical environmental features including limestone sinkholes. Additionally, NI's Austin campus is a certified National Wildlife Federation wildlife habitat and is home to several native wildlife species, including deer, birds, and foxes.
To protect our beautiful grounds, we regularly monitor our campus to ensure storm water runoff from roads and parking lots does not enter sinkholes or threaten habitats. Additionally, parts of the Austin campus are recognized as a Texas Historical Commission Recorded Site for evidence of flint knapping activity, or tool-making activity, by Native Americans.