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Acuity Brands Receives Multiple 2019 ControlTrends Awards

Distech Controls and nLight AIR systems recognized

January 15, 2019

[Atlanta, January 19, 2019] –  Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) (“Company”) today announced that Distech Controls®, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, received ControlTrends’ Vendor of the Year (Large Manufacturer) award and the Company’s nLight® AIR wireless lighting control system won ControlTrends Lighting Solution of the Year.  In addition, Stefani Szczechowski received ControlTrends’ Woman of the Year award in her role as regional sales manager for Distech Controls. The awards were announced during AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Expo), the world’s largest HVACR event with more than 2,100 exhibitors and 60,000 attendees. 

“The Vendor of the Year award recognizes the ability of our solutions to go beyond energy savings with a streamlined, connected building offering that is available across industries, and can also leverage an HVAC infrastructure for IoT capabilities such as indoor positioning,” said Martin Villeneuve, President, Distech Controls and Acuity Brands Lighting Senior Vice President, Distributed Building Technology. “We offer our customers a breadth of solutions that work together -- end-to-end -- transforming their building from a cost center to a strategic asset.”

“Acuity Brands’ digital lighting controls create a communication network for a dynamic, connected building, which enables the flow of data from systems such as HVAC, LED lights, sensors and controllable devices,” said Trevor Palmer, Acuity Brands Lighting Senior Vice President, Digital Lighting Controls. “When a building is equipped with Distech Controls and nLight solutions from Acuity Brands, an occupant can change the temperature, lighting level, sunblind function and other environmental considerations in the space.”

Judged by a group of independent industry professionals, ControlTrends Awards honor innovation in the development of products for the HVAC and building automation. Click here to see the full list of winners.

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About Distech Controls

An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimise energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, while reducing operating costs. We deliver Innovative Solutions for Connected Buildings™ through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability. The company serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorised System Integrators. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit

Distech Controls is a trademark of Distech Controls Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Lauren Scott

Distech Controls


Monica Sanchez

Acuity Brands


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