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Translating climate initiatives into meaningful action to deliver on commitments to the building and renewables sectors

Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott Our Newest Contributing Editor

When asked by Ken Sinclair to join as a Contributing Editor, I jumped at the chance. With the current state of the environment, we need leaders who are willing to challenge the status quo. Ken is exactly such a person. Throughout his deep history within the smart building sector, he has challenged himself and those around him to push ourselves to see what we can be doing better. I look forward to being part of this thought ecosystem, sharing content about what we can do as an industry to move the environmental needle.

Lauren Scott


The Great Resignation

  • Why Integrated ESG Strategies Might be the Silver (Green) Bullet for Businesses

2021 – The Year BMS will Bridge the Gap for Human Connection

  • Why the industry is poised to bring global communities back together.

The Need for Better Building Management Systems Storytellers

  • Why the industry’s labor shortage is not just an HR problem, but a marketing issue.

Professional Information

Lauren Scott is the Vice President of Marketing & Sustainability at Acuity Brands’ Intelligent Spaces Group. Scott specializes in translating climate initiatives into meaningful action to deliver on commitments to the building and renewables sectors. Her marketing and communications background is leveraged to promote social and environmental responsibility as an approachable, yet critical part of business operations.

At the beginning of her career, Scott got her start in marketing at a Montreal-based media company. During this time, she was completing her B.Comm., where she founded and implemented the business school’s first student association dedicated to sustainability. She then went on to work in the non-profit sector, serving as the national spokesperson for an international animal welfare organization, before becoming the communications manager for two of Canada’s largest cancer fundraising events. This was followed by managing the PR/communications for a hyper-growth cleantech start-up; before taking on the Canadian Communications Advisor role for a market-leading wind turbine manufacturer. Prior to her current role, Scott served as Marketing Director at Distech Controls, a subsidiary of Acuity Brands and an international innovator in the intelligent building space.

Scott’s career has been marked by being named one of Montreal’s Top 50 Women Leaders (2022), by her nomination as a 2020 Woman of Inspiration by the Universal Women’s Network, as well as being shortlisted as Industry Woman of the Year by the ControlTrends Awards (2020). She has pursued certificates in “Reconciliation through Indigenous Education” (UBC), “The Health Effects of Climate Change” (Harvard University), and “Corporate Sustainability Management: Risk, Profit, and Purpose” (Yale School of Management). Scott’s philanthropic efforts include serving on the board of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, the Canadian arm of one of North America’s largest environmental advocacy groups. She has held the role of the board President, has chaired the National Development Committee, and currently chairs the National Communications Committee. Scott is also co-host of the “Women in Sustainability and Enterprise” (WISE) podcast.