Acuity Brands Initiates Sponsorship to Support IES Education

New York, NY – October 17, 2019 The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), a standards development organization and global leader in lighting education, publications and professional development, is pleased to announce that Acuity Brands has initiated a qualified sponsorship program in support of IES Education. The program will help enable IES’s continued improvements and investments in the creation of new educational programs, systems for disseminating content, and new services to increase the value members receive from the Society.

“We highly value the role IES plays in all aspects of the lighting profession,” said Sarah Golish, SVP, Acuity Brands Lighting.  “Acuity Brands is happy to support future IES initiatives through this sponsorship knowing it will offer new opportunities to further lighting education and related member programs.”

“Acuity Brands has long been a Sustaining Member of the IES, a sponsor at our events, and overall supporter of our activities,” said Tim Licitra, IES Executive Director. “This new relationship and increased level of support assists in ensuring the long-term sustainability of IES Education, while lending to the credibility of what we have built to better support our members and the global lighting industry. We are proud of what we have built and even more excited to move forward with amazing supporters such as Acuity Brands.”

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About the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES): Established in 1906, the IES is the globally recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. For over 100 years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership: engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the Society: to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.

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 for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications throughout North America and select international markets. 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.