About Us - Lighting and Controls Overview - 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 for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications throughout North America and select international markets. 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.

The Company’s lighting and building management solutions vary from individual devices to intelligent network systems. Individual devices include luminaires, lighting controls, lighting components, controllers for various building systems (including HVAC, lighting, shades and access control), power supplies, and prismatic skylights. Among other benefits, intelligent network systems can optimize energy efficiency and comfort as well as enhance the occupant experience for various indoor and outdoor applications, all the while reducing operating costs. Additionally, the Company continues to expand its solutions portfolio, including software and services, to provide a host of other economic benefits resulting from data analytics that enables the “Internet of Things” ("IoT") and supports the advancement of smart buildings, smart cities, and the smart grid.

Our century of tradition, our current financial strength and our commitment to a sustainable future, provides us with an opportunity to grow, innovate and further capture the rapidly growing market opportunities before us.


Sustainable Business Practices

At Acuity Brands, we are committed to sustainable business practices. Several examples of our accomplishments include:

- Electrical consumption reduced approximately 36 percent since 2006
- LEED Silver and LEED Gold certified facilities in Ohio and New York
- Five US regional manufacturing centers reducing CO2 impact and faster delivery 
- One regional manufacturing center achieved net-zero landfill impact
- Reduced copy paper use by 74 percent
- Implemented processes to reclaim or reduce water use in manufacturing and offices