Making a Difference: The Story Behind Canada’s First B Corp Lighting Company

Aaline, Canada's first B-Corp

March 1, 2023

A study published by the Journal of Cleaner Production found that implementing sustainable manufacturing practices can reduce environmental impacts by up to 50%. Another study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that LED lighting can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50% as compared with traditional lighting.

At Aaline Architectural Lighting & Acoustics, Canada’s first B Corp lighting company, we’re leading the way in sustainable lighting solutions with a 66% environmental impact reduction. 

By focusing on sustainable production and reducing ecological impact, we have been able to create innovative and high-quality products while maintaining a minimal footprint on the environment.

Aaline Canada's first B-Corp

Aaline Architectural Lighting & Acoustics — How It Started

Aaline Architectural Lighting & Acoustics was founded in 2011 to create sustainable and energy-efficient lighting solutions.

Our commitment to social and environmental responsibility is reflected in our B Corp certification, which was earned in 2022.

Aaline Canada's first B Corp

100% Sustainability Is At The Core of Aaline Architectural Lighting & Acoustics

At Aaline, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword, it’s at the core of everything we do. We use eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes to minimize our environmental impact.

Our energy-efficient lighting solutions are helping customers reduce their carbon footprint. We also support more socially responsible businesses while relying on local supply chains.

Certified Sustainable Lighting

Aaline’s commitment to sustainability is further demonstrated by our certified sustainable lighting products.

All lighting products are certified by eco-friendly organizations, including B Corporation, ETL Intertek, RoHS, Energy Star Components, UL Environment, and the DesignLights Consortium.

Sustainable Energy and Natural Material

We use sustainable energy provided by Bullfrog Power and natural materials in our manufacturing process. We use green energy sourced from a blend of wind and low-impact hydropower produced by new Canadian renewable energy facilities and a unique ground-breaking methane capture project situated on one of Canada’s thousands of landfill sites (a climate-friendly alternative to conventional polluting natural gas). To power our facility, our lighting products are made with recycled aluminum and other eco-friendly materials.

Aaline Canada's first B Corp

Green Manufacturing Practices Distinguish Aaline Architectural Lighting & Acoustics

A report by the European Commission found that green manufacturing practices can lead to cost savings of up to 20% for businesses. This is due to reduced waste and improved efficiency, resulting in lower production costs and increased profitability.

Our commitment to sustainability extends to our manufacturing process. We use green manufacturing practices to minimize waste and reduce environmental impact. We support local communities while reducing their carbon footprint by manufacturing our products in Canada and using locally available raw materials and a domestic supply chain.

first B Corp

Being the First B Corp Lighting Company in Canada, Aaline Architectural Lighting & Acoustics Has Set The Bar High!

Only 3% of companies worldwide meet the rigorous standards required for B Corp certification.

Being B Corporation certified is a testament to our commitment to social and environmental responsibility. As Canada’s first B Corp lighting company, we are setting the standard for sustainable and ethical business practices.

Providing Ethical Lighting Solutions to Make a Difference

Our commitment to sustainability and social responsibility is reflected in our ethical lighting solutions. We always strive to introduce a new approach to the lighting industry.

We offer a range of lighting products that are eco-friendly, energy-efficient, and socially responsible.

Aaline Architectural Lighting & Acoustics is leading the industry in helping reduce the carbon footprint. On average, Aaline fixtures have 66% less of a carbon footprint than a generic comparable fixture. Our company does this by offering energy-efficient lighting options such as LED bulbs.

Aaline Canada's first B-Corp

The Takeaway

As the leader in sustainable lighting solutions, we use products made from sustainable materials and energy-efficient manufacturing processes.

The World Green Building Council has reported that green building practices, such as incorporating sustainable lighting solutions, can lead to many benefits, including reduced carbon emissions, improved employee productivity, and increased property values.

Customers can reduce their carbon footprint by choosing Aaline’s eco-friendly lighting and acoustic systems and by supporting a socially responsible company that is making a difference in the world.

Our commitment to sustainability and social responsibility has won the company glowing customer reviews, impressive statistics, and a reputation that extends far beyond Canada’s borders.

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