April 22, 2022
Earth Day: 5 actions to make manufacture rhyme with eco-responsibility
Eco-responsibility and the manufacturing industry: compatible? YES.
On Earth Day, we are more than ever aware of the urgency to act in order to protect our planet. But how can we, as a manufacturing company in the aluminum and steel sector, do our part to protect the environment? The founder and president of Stageline, Yvan Miron, has always had the protection of the environment at heart and this vision has guided the development of his company. Taking several concrete steps on several levels, the company is eco-responsible in the construction of its building, including the composition of its products, their manufacture and their lifespan.
Recycled products that reduce the number of road vehicles
The mobile stage industry requires, by the nature of its existence, the transport of its products over great distances. Historically and still at some manufacturing companies, the transport of a single stage requires several trucks. By inventing the technology combining stage and trailer, Stageline greatly reduces the number of vehicles on the roads. Our stages are also 75% recyclable and they are part of a sustainable development perspective since they have a lifespan of more than 20 years. They also ensure protection of the ground on which they are deployed and leave few traces after their passage since they do not require any anchoring to the ground. You can also learn more about our products here.
An eco-friendly industrial building?
In 2008, Stageline’s newest building was built in synergy with this vision of eco-responsibility, its structure being made of more than 74% recycled steel. Although a factory does not usually rhyme with eco-responsibility, the Stageline factory consumes nearly 70% less energy than a similar industrial building and produces no direct greenhouse gas emissions. To this day, this LEED-certified plant is one of the most energy efficient in the country.
Effective water management
A rainwater collection system captures water from the roof and channels it to a concrete tank built inside the building. This recovered water is used for non-essential needs, such as cleaning mobile stages.
Greenhouse gas emissions: reduce them as much as possible
The building systems do not use any fuel and therefore do not emit greenhouse gases (G.E.S.). The primary source of energy for the building is the electric chiller which serves as a geothermal heat pump. This ventilation unit therefore allows energy savings of approximately 80% in summer and 90% in winter.
Stageline stages have opaque roofs and require deployment inside the industrial building, which would normally block ceiling lighting. The layout of the luminaires has been designed to optimize the distribution of lighting and a significant part of the lighting in the workshops comes from wall luminaires. Windows have been installed on each side of the building to allow natural light to easily penetrate, reducing the need for artificial lighting.
There are several solutions and commitments that a company can make to this issue that affects us all and there is always room for improvement. Every action can make a difference and this is the mindset in which Stageline continues to evolve. Join us!