Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. has acquired Distech Controls Inc., a provider of building automation and energy management solutions that allow for the seamless integration of lighting, HVAC, access control, closed circuit television and related systems. Acuity Brands Lighting acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Distech Controls for approximately $318 million CAD.
PLC Multipoint has added an Estimator to its team–Gabriel Ledezma, who brings a strong background in electrical engineering and estimating to the position. Ledezma can be contacted at Quotes [at] PLCMultipoint [dot] com.
GE and The City of San Diego have launched a pilot program to turn street lights into intelligent, connected devices. “Imagine if your street light could do more than just provide light… if it could identify hazards in the roadway and deploy city crews… if it could help sense an entire environment and create the […]
Cities and their emergency responders will soon have a new way to deploy gunshot detection technology and be able to respond to incidents and react faster to protect their residents. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between GE Lighting and SST, Inc., developer of the ShotSpotter™ crime detection and location suite, lays ground to embedding sophisticated […]
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. has announced a partnership with BlueVolt, a provider of online Learning Management Systems (LMS) for the electrical and other service industries, to launch Universal University, a new digital training experience. Universal University building industry professionals a 24/7 interactive online learning experience. Course participants can learn about various product categories, including how […]
Karl Haas has been appointed architectural national sales manager for ETC. Haas will be responsible for managing ETC’s architectural regional managers and the company’s sales territories of North and South America, India and Australia.
Daintree Networks®, a manufacturer and developer of open networked wireless control and operation solutions for smart buildings, recently announced that nominations are open for its annual Energy Champion Awards. The awards were created to recognize the efforts of those in the industry that are openly driving awareness to save energy by using technologies and processes […]
Lutron Electronics has announced the availability of its free, online Commercial Application Guides that will dramatically simplify the process for electrical contractors and engineers to stay up to date with rapidly-changing U.S. energy codes. Designed to provide customers with examples of how Lutron controls can be used to meet or exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2010, IECC 2012 […]
Lutron Electronics recently unveiled its new Residential Advantage Contractor (RAC) Program for electrical contractors looking to take full advantage of the hottest trends in smart lighting and LED dimming. Whether it’s learning about how to stay on top of the connected home opportunity, minimizing the risk of callbacks with reliable LED controls, or providing convenience […]
Check out everything new at Eaton with this video providing a virtual tour of the company’s 2015 LIGHTFAIR booth.