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Distech Controls, Acuity Brands and Periscope to Host IoT Building Event Series

Educational conferences explore leading technology strategies for smart building automation

August 11, 2015

Brossard, QC, August 11, 2015 - Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, announced today the launch of the Connecting for the Internet of Things Building roadshow. In partnership with Acuity Brands and Periscope™ (by Activelogix), this premier learning and networking event series will feature industry best-practices, practical takeaways and learnings and an analysis of the evolution in industry offerings to enable IoT technology.

The half-day educational events are designed for key decision makers responsible for IP-based technology and modern buildings. Bringing together top building owners, architects, and consulting engineers, the conferences will allow stakeholders, to connect, converse and share today, creating the technologies of tomorrow.

Speakers will share their expertise as to why IP is so important, with “IoT products leading to exciting new services and analytics that will improve the building tenant’s experience, and owner’s bottom line,” said Greg Barnes, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Activelogix.

“The Internet of Things Building not only connects a buildings’ systems and services, it lets occupants interact and connect with their environment in new ways to create a more personalized working space that helps them perform and operate more efficiently,” said Jeff Quinlan, Technology Evangelist, Acuity Brands Lighting.

The Connecting for the Internet of Things Building series is set to take place in seven major North American cities: Toronto, Chicago, Washington, Boston, New York, San Francisco and Atlanta. Distech Controls, Acuity Brands and Periscope are proud to announce the following dates, and to introduce the full roster of local sponsors:


Tuesday September 15

Modern Niagara


Thursday September 17

Automatic Building Controls


Tuesday October 6

Control Technologies Inc.

New York

Thursday October 8

Control Technologies Inc.

San Francisco

Thursday October 15

Sunbelt Controls

San Francisco

Thursday October 15

Automated Solutions Group

Washington D.C.

Thursday October 20

Advanced Power Control

Washington D.C.

Thursday October 20

Colonial Webb


Tuesday October 27

WayPoint Systems


Tuesday October 27

Energy Solutions Technology, Inc.


“This event series is about creating an atmosphere that promotes going above and beyond the ordinary, to bring smart, profound change to the industry,” said Trevor Palmer, Distech Controls’ Vice President, Products & Marketing. “As we embark on the journey towards converged BMS, this event will explore the ways in which one can leverage their IT infrastructure and benefit from convergence now and in the future.”

For more details regarding the event, click here

About Distech Controls

An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimize energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, all the while reducing operating costs.  We deliver Innovative Solutions for Greener Buildings™ through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability.  Distech Controls serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized Partners.

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2014 net sales of $2.4 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 7,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s lighting solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Sunoptics®,  RELOC® Wiring Solutions, eldoLED® and Acuity Controls.

About Periscope™ Dashboard by Activelogix

Periscope Dashboard by Activelogix is a leading visualization tool for the Internet of Things community. We provide design, consulting, and custom applications to personalize data from smart, connected devices. Founded in 2002, Activelogix, LLC is a leading provider of Building Intelligence software and is the developer of the Periscope™ Dashboard.

Caroline Cadieux

Director of Marketing and Communications

450-444-9898 ext. 237

Laurent Scott

Distech Controls


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