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The latest news from Distech Controls around the world

Press Releases

Your source for recent and past news related to Distech Controls' company updates, technical expertise, products, awards, services, events and more.

Remote installation from Distech Controls 

October 20, 2020

UNIWAVE Series Receives Product Innovations Award

October 14, 2020

Indoor Air Quality Feature

September 23, 2020

Distech Controls Announces Long-Standing Relationship with Convergia Networks to Extend to Distribution in the Latin American Region

September 15, 2020

Become a Controls Ninja with Distech Controls

August 13, 2020

White Paper: Healthy and Trustworthy Buildings

July 16, 2020

Distech Controls’ Developer Portal Offers New Tools for Intelligent Building Solution Providers

June 11, 2020

Distech Controls Receives 2020 Money-Saving Products Award

May 5, 2020

Distech Controls Announces Additions to its Canadian Sales Team

April 13, 2020

Distech Controls Receives Four 2019 ControlTrends Awards During its 25th Anniversary Year

February 4, 2020

Distech Controls Announces Key Leadership Promotions

January, 2020

Distech Controls Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with AHR 2020 Social

January 31, 2020

Distech Controls Announces ACCS Territory Expansion into the National Capital Region of Canada 

December 10, 2019

Scotland School Receives Building Upgrade and Enhances Educational Environment with Solutions from Distech Controls

October 16, 2019

Allure UNITOUCH from Distech Controls Voted a 2019 Product of the Year

September 24, 2019

Covering All Verticals

March 20, 2019

Book your place on Distech Controls’ European Tour

January 24, 2019

District Center in Washington, D.C. Rises Above the Rest

June 11, 2019

Distech Controls Introduces Dedicated Canadian Sales Team for Connected Building Solutions

April 30, 2019

Distech Controls Launches New ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem Platform Enabled by Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

February 25, 2019

Acuity Brands Receives Multiple 2019 ControlTrends Awards

January 15, 2019

Distech Controls Hosted Canadian Ambassador at the European Head Office in Lyon

November 15, 2018

Distech Controls Expands Leadership Team

October 29, 2018

ECLYPSE nLight Solution from Distech Controls Voted a 2018 Product of the Year

September 24, 2018

Distech Controls Inc. Secures Global Standard for Quality Management Systems – ISO 9001

July 30, 2019

Comfort at the touch of a button

June 26, 2018

Two Innovations from Distech Controls Shortlisted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s Product of the Year Awards

June 5, 2018

Distech Controls Appoints Vice President, Sales

March 5, 2018

Distech Controls Launches Full Suite of BIM Files

February 20, 2018

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Upcoming Events

Be sure to visit Distech Controls at the following industry events throughout the year:

Simi Dec 2020

Paris (France)
December 09, 10 and 11, 2020

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Smart Building Nov 2020
Smart Building Levante

Bari (Italy)
Postponed to February 19th and 20th, 2021

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Smart Building London
Smart Buildings Show

London (United Kingdom)
Postponed to October 6 and 7, 2021

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Our Awards

Distech Controls’ products and solutions, widely recognized for their quality and innovativeness, have received numerous international awards. The company’s level of excellence and environmental stewardship have also been honored on various occasions.


Consulting Specifying Engineer Product of the Year

2020 - Finalist - UNIWAVE Series
2019 - Gold Award - Allure UNITOUCH
2015 - Most Valuable Product - ECLYPSE

The Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year (POY) award is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and plumbing systems engineering markets. The annual reader-choice program was created to provide Consulting-Specifying Engineer's readers with information about the top new product in their fields.

Money-Saving Product by BUILDINGS Magazine

2020 - UNIWAVE Series
2019 - ECLYPSE™ Sky Ecosystem
2015 - ECLYPSE™ Connected System Controller
2014 - Smart Room Control Solution

Finalists were evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for the money-saving qualities they offer to building owners and facility managers in areas such as energy consumption, water savings, lighting, envelope improvement, and maintenance.
Product-Innovations 2020

Product Innovations award from BUILDINGS and interiors+sources

2020 - UNIWAVE Series


The BUILDINGS and interiors+sources editorial staffs evaluated submissions in terms of their innovation and contribution to productive workplaces.

CSA2018 Finalist Badge

CSA Awards

2018 Finalist - Product Innovation of the Year with HORYZON-C
2017 Finalist - Technical Innovation of the Year with ECLYPSE™ Connected Terminal Unit Controller
2016 Finalist - Technical Innovation of the Year with ECLYPSE™ Connected System Controller

The CSA Awards (Europe) promote best practice in key areas of commissioning, including innovation and achievement, energy saving, sales growth, customer care and service provision.

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BCIA Awards

2018 Finalist - Contribution to training award with our CPD course "Building Automation Embraces the IoT"
2017 Finalist - Technical Innovation of the Year with ECLYPSE™ Connected Terminal Unit Controller
2016 Finalist - Technical Innovation of the Year with ECLYPSE™ Connected System Controller

The BCIA Awards (Europe) recognize and reward excellence in the building-controls industry and have become the most prestigious trophies in the controls sector. Products are judged on their purpose and precise technical configuration, on what they improved upon existing products and technologies in this field and the benefits they brings to the customer or installer (including energy efficiency, cost, ease of use/ installation).


CIBSE Building Performance Awards

2017 Finalist - Innovation of the Year with ECLYPSE™ Connected System Controller

This award recognises solutions that help to reduce energy loads and make a significant contribution to improving building performance. These innovative solutions will significantly reduce the energy demand of the building into which they are incorporated.
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The Energy Awards

2016 Finalist – Technical Innovation ot the Year with ECLYPSE™ Connected System Controller

The Energy Awards are given each year to recognize the most innovative products in the BMS industry.

HVR Awards

2017 Finalist - Commercial Heating Product of the Year and Commercial Air Conditioning Product of the Year with ECLYPSE™ Connected Terminal Unit Controller
2016 Finalist – Sustainable Product of the Year with ECLYPSE™ Connected System Controller
2015 Winner - Sustainable Product of the Year with the Smart Room Control solution

This annual competition highlights companies that have identified new environmentally-friendly products and successfully brought them to market.


Canada Awards for Excellence

2016 - Gold Award Recipient in the Quality and Project category

Since 1984, the Canada Awards for Excellence is an annual awards program that recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, from coast-to-coast across Canada.


H&V News Awards

2018 Finalist - Commercial HVAC Product of the Year with ECLYPSE™ Connected Terminal Unit Controller
2017 Finalist - Commercial HVAC Product of the Year with ECLYPSE™ Connected Terminal Unit Controller

The H&VNews Awards are the most highly-respected industry awards aimed at recognising the top performing and most innovative businesses

AHR Expo Innovation Honorable Mention

2016 – Allure EC-Smart-Comfort
2015 - ECLYPSE™ Connected System Controller
2014 - Programmable VAV Controllers with the Smart Room Control solution
2010 - ECB-VAV BACnet controller with “Open-to-Wireless” plug-and-play module
2009 - Wireless battery-less solution coupled with our DDC controllers, Green Building Category
2006 - VAV controller with wireless receiver

The AHR Expo Innovation Awards are given each year to recognize the most innovative and useful products showcased at the AHR Expo. Products are judged on the basis on their design, creativity, energy efficiency, and value to the HVAC&R Industry. Award Winning products and products worthy of Honorable Mention are determined by a panel of judges, appointed by the ASHRAE Journal for their knowledge and expertise in the HVAC&R Industry.

''Grands Prix québécois de la qualité'' (GPQQ)

2015 - Grand prize laureate, SME Independent Manufacturer

This award, the highest distinction given annually by the government of Quebec, recognizes the province’s private and public organizations that truly stand out with regards to the quality of their management and their global performance.

Dealer Design Awards

2016 - Silver Award Winner, Commercial Controls category
2015 - Bronze Award Winner, Commercial Controls category

The ACHR News’ Dealer Design Awards is a prestigious program established to honor excellence in HVACR product design and showcase innovative products that can be most conveniently installed, maintained and serviced.

National Banks SME Awards

2015-Provincial Laureate, SME Exporter category
2014-Bronze Laureate, SME Exporter category

National Bank’s SME Awards celebrate the drive and know-how of business leaders who truly stand out from their peers. It is presented to exceptional companies who have contributed to Quebec's economic growth and prosperity. Seven criteria were used to determine the top candidates in the SME Exporter category, including the management of quality, operations, finances and human resources. Distech Controls is proud to have its achievements recognized through this distinction, affirming that the company’s vision and values continue to guide its success.

Canada's Best Managed Companies


Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit


2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

For more than 20 years, the Branham300 has highlighted the top Canadian and Multinational ICT companies operating in Canada, as ranked by revenues. It illustrates the depth and breadth of innovative technologies developed in Canada and is widely considered to be a leading source of intelligence on Canada's ICT industry.

The Fox Hound Award, BACnet International Leaders of the Pack Awards


The Fox Hound Award goes to a company who quickly and stealthily came up from behind in BACnet International. Employees of Distech Controls routinely have served as members of the Marketing Committee. From our continued presence on the Marketing Committee to regular content submissions ensuring a steady flow of relevant articles for publication in Cornerstones, Distech Controls is dedicated to the enrichment of the BACnet International community.

Excellence in Design Award – Commercial category

2014 – Distech Controls Global Headquarters, Reader’s Choice and 2nd Runner Up

EDC Magazine’s Excellence in Design (EID) Award is an annual competition highlighting projects that clearly demonstrate a commitment to green building and sustainable design. Winners of the EID Award were selected based on a number of criteria, ranging from innovative interior and exterior green design, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, water conservation, sustainable or recycled materials and resources, site selection and other green design factors, such as budget, company mission, certifications or design intent.


2015, 2014

Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 500 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies. A joint venture between Canada’s premier business brands, the PROFIT 500 is published in the Canadian Business and online at

Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers


Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers is a new competition organized by the editorial team at Canada’s Top 100 Employers at Mediacorp Canada Inc. To determine eligibility for this list, judges used the Statistics Canada definition of SME that consists of private-sector commercial organizations with up to 500 employees. This project recognizes Canadian SME that lead the nation in creating exceptional workplaces with forward-thinking human resources policies.

Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The Entrepreneur Of the Year Awards, the world’s most prestigious for business achievement, honour the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs here and around the world, recognizing those individuals who excel at growing and sustaining market-leading businesses.

2010 - Etienne Veilleux (Founder, Distech Controls)
Award recipient of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®

2010 Quebec in Cleantech Category. Distech Controls’ President & CEO also received a special citation at the National Awards Ceremony in Toronto.

2008 - Etienne Veilleux (Founder, Distech Controls)
Finalist for the province of Quebec.


Deloitte North America Technology Fast 500™

2013, 2009, 2008, 2007

The Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is compiled from Deloitte’s regional North American Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research.


Deloitte Technology Fast 50™

2013, 2008, 2007

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Canada's pre-eminent technology awards program, is a ranking of the country's 50 fastest-growing technology companies based on percentage revenue growth over five years. Deloitte launched the program over a decade ago to celebrate the world-class achievements of the Canadian technology sector.
Green 15

Deloitte Technology Green 15™

2009, 2008, 2007

The Deloitte Technology Green 15 recognizes Canada's leading GreenTech companies. GreenTech products and services are designed to reduce or eliminate environmental impacts and improve operational performance, productivity, or efficiency while reducing costs, inputs, energy consumption, waste, or pollution.

Frost and Sullivan North American Building Automation Systems Growth Excellence of the Year Award


The Frost & Sullivan Growth Excellence of the Year Award is bestowed each year upon the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing and sustaining growth through unique growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan, through its exhaustive selection process, seeks to identify a company that has exhibited excellence in all its functional areas, resulting in sustained financial growth.

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