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

February 4th, 2020

ATLANTA – February 4, 2020  Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) (“Company”) today announced that Distech ControlsTM, an innovation leader connecting people with intelligent building solutions, received four ControlTrends awards including: Innovative Wireless Product of the Year for the ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem and my PERSONIFY Workplace won for ControlTrends Impact Solution of the Year award.  In addition, Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls received ControlTrends’ PID (Passion, Integrity, Dedication) award and Scott Hamilton won the Executive of the Year, Large Manufacturing award for his role as vice president of sales 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 1,800 exhibitors and 45,000 attendees. 

“This year’s ControlTrends awards are particularly monumental for us as we celebrate our 25th year anniversary. To win and receive industry recognition for two brand new innovations is remarkable. The ControlTrends Awards showcase our commitment and dedication to delivering innovative solutions for building owners and in turn providing a more pleasant occupant experience in the workplace and other spaces where occupants dwell,” said Martin Villeneuve, President, Distech Controls.  

When buildings are equipped with Distech Controls and other digitally connected lighting and IoT solutions from Acuity Brands, a new opportunity is created for building owners and business owners to connect with occupants and employees by creating an inviting and welcoming space for them. These end-users can change the temperature, lighting level, sunblind function and other environmental considerations in the space using the my PERSONIFY Workplace app launched in late 2019 by the company.

The Innovative Wireless Product of the Year award and the Impact Solution of the Year award recognizes the ability of our solutions to leverage an HVAC infrastructure as part of the foundation for a smart connected facility. The energy savings, mobile app capabilities, and the operational and maintenance insights turn what may seem like an ordinary building into a strategic asset,” said Villeneuve. 

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.

About Distech Controls

Distech Controls connects people with intelligent building solutions through our forward-thinking technologies and services.  We partner with customers to deliver innovative solutions that can provide better health, better spaces, and better efficiencies. Our passion for innovation, quality and sustainability guides our business, which serves multiple market segments through worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorised System Integrators and Distributors. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2019 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Aculux®, A-Light™, American Electric Lighting®, Antique Street Lamps™, Atrius®, Cyclone™, DGLogik™, Distech Controls®, DTL®, eldoLED®, Eureka®, Gotham®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, Indy™, IOTA®, Juno®, Lucid®, Luminaire LED™, Luminis®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, nLight®, Peerless®, RELOC® Wiring, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Sunoptics® and Winona® Lighting.  Visit us at

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


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Acuity Brands


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