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Acuity Brands, Inc. Announces Acquisition of IOTA Engineering

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today announced it has acquired IOTA Engineering, L.L.C. (IOTA), a Tucson, AZ-based manufacturer of highly engineered emergency lighting products and power equipment for commercial and institutional applications, both in the U.S. and internationally. 

Architectural Lighting: Lightfair Products Preview

With the introduction of LEDs, the lighting industry has witnessed monumental change over the past 15 years. This is particularly evident on the product front. Now into fifth- and sixth-generation LED products, manufacturers are integrating comprehensive lighting-control platforms that assist with a variety of functions, but especially color modulation. Form-factors have evolved significantly, and fixtures for interior lighting applications have come of age, now incorporating a great degree of optical control.

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AIA Announces the Winners of the 2018 COTE Top Ten Projects Awards

Today, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of the 2018 COTE Top Ten Projects Awards, which are conferred by the AIA's Committee on the Environment. Each year, the program recognizes 10 projects that integrate design excellence and environmental performance, with one winner being elevated to COTE Top Ten Plus—an indication of exemplary proven energy performance and post-occupancy lessons.

The 2018 winners include nine commercial projects—ranging from an architecture office, to schools, to civic structures—and one single-family house. The projects are located in eight different cities, with a variety of climactic conditions.

The 2018 jury included Michelle Addington, School of Architecture, the University of Texas Austin, Austin, Texas; Jennifer Devlin-Herbert, FAIA, EHDD, San Francisco; Kevin Schorn, AIA, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, New York; Julie Snow, FAIA, Snow Kreilich, Minneapolis; M. Susan Ubbelohde, Loisos + Ubbelohde, Alameda, Calif.

Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge (University of Notre Dame), IN

The tailored simplicity of 34” Drum Pendants using Lumenate® in Slate with top and bottom diffusers, worked well in clustering. This style embodied the clean aesthetic the lighting specifier sought and were equipped with dimmable native-LED lumens package. Lumetta also provided considerable material options and a commensurate level of fit & finish.

Multi-channel SSL system enhances health and wellbeing in residential retrofit - Part 1

Tunable lighting and programmatic controls can deliver a natural-light experience in a residential setting that enhances human wellbeing. In Part 1 of a series, MAURY WRIGHT explains the technology deployed in an actual home remodel for a resident that suffers from heightened sensitivity to light and sleep issues.