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Distech Controls Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with AHR 2020 Social  

January 31, 2020

Brossard, Canada – January 31, 2020Distech Controls is excited to announce its 25th anniversary as a company connecting people with intelligent building solutions through forward-thinking technologies and services. Over the years, the company has experienced significant growth internationally, with sales divisions and regional offices strategically located in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Distech Controls has a global network of more than 500 authorized system integrators and distributors that provide products and solutions to multiple market segments. These solutions create connected spaces for deeper owner, occupant and tenant experiences while offering improved building system efficiencies and cost-effective integration for building control, maintenance and operational needs. To celebrate the anniversary, the Distech Controls team has planned events and activities during AHR Expo 2020, extending the AHR community to celebrate along with them.

"Without the long-standing team at Distech Controls, we wouldn’t be where we are today. The team continues to listen to not only the market, but our customers. We use the insights to develop new innovative products that can scale to meet the needs of building owners and facilities managers globally,” said Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls. 
For its 25th anniversary kick-off, the company will exhibit at the AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida from February 3-5, 2020 in the Orange County Convention Center’s West Hall, booth number 881. The following technology innovations will be on display: the ECYLPSE Controller Series (supports smart building controls for unified HVAC, lighting and shades control), the UNIWAVE (wireless room interfaces) and the myPersonify Workplace (an app which connects to the Building Management System (BMS) to provide employees with more workplace connectivity).

Additionally, Distech Controls is hosting a 25th Anniversary Networking Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Howl at the Moon in Orlando. All AHR Expo participants are invited, kindly RSVP here to attend.

“To our industry friends, customers, SIs and distributors, please to join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Distech Controls while at AHR. We look forward to welcoming you at the reception,” said Villeneuve.

Over the last 25 years, the solutions from Distech Controls have evolved from room sensors and controllers for dimming lights and sensing occupancy to networked controls that connect to the BMS, providing data for the facility manager to monitor the facility or the building owner to expand to tenants with SaaS-based services. Updating building facilities with new technology can provide significant reductions in energy consumption that provide facility-wide savings, reducing the environmental footprint for the business. Hotels, colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, commercial buildings and other industries actively use Distech Controls technologies to create smart, connected spaces and improve occupant and tenant experiences within them. 

Founded in Montreal, Canada, Distech Controls joined Acuity Brands through acquisition in 2015.

Please click here to RSVP for the Networking Cocktail Event or to schedule a meeting in advance at the AHR booth. 

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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