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Distech Controls Honored with 2016 Canada Awards for Excellence; Receives Gold Award in the Quality and Project Category

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Brossard, QC, November 8, 2016:  Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions and an Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) company, is proud to announce that it is the Gold Award Recipient in the Quality and Project category of the 2016 Canada Awards for Excellence.
Since 1984, the Canada Awards for Excellence is an annual awards program that recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, from coast-to-coast across Canada.
Distech Controls’ Gold Award in the Quality and Project category rewards its management model for continuous improvement and the achievement of significant operational results, as determined by stringent requirements of the Canadian Framework for Excellence. This national award follows Distech Controls’ receipt in November 2015 of the Grands Prix québécois de la qualité, the highest distinction given annually by the government of Quebec, with regards to the quality of management systems and global performance.
“Distech Controls is driven by its vision of delivering innovative solutions for greener buildings through our passion for innovation, customer satisfaction, sustainability and, of course, quality,” said Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls. “We work diligently to ensure that superior products and services are provided via our total quality practices and business intelligence system, 100% customer satisfaction program and our responsiveness to our clients worldwide.   To have this commitment be recognized with such a prestigious award is truly an honor for the entire team.”
Shirlee Sharkey, Chair of Excellence Canada, stated: "We are so very proud to bestow Canada Awards for Excellence upon this year's remarkable recipients. Our award recipients are role models of excellence in the areas of leadership, governance, strategy, planning, customer experience, employee engagement, innovation, and wellness. We applaud their outstanding achievements."
The awards were presented at the 2016 Performance Excellence Summit and Canada Awards for Excellence on Tuesday, November 1st at The Carlu in Toronto.  The Patron of the Canada Awards for Excellence program is His Excellency, the Right Honorable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada.
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Control Solutions, Inc 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, 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. Distech Controls is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc.
Acuity Brands is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2016 net sales of $3.3 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. Visit us at​.


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