Acuity Brands’ lighting expert to present at upcoming National Management Facilities and Technology 2011 conference

Date Announced: 09 Mar 2011

Acuity Brands, Inc (NYSE: AYI; “Company”), a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting and control solutions, is proud to announce that William Ballweg, Product Development Manager for Acuity Brands’ Lithonia Lighting, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming National Facilities Management and Technology (“NFMT”) Building Operating Management’s Conference and Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland.

NFMT is the country’s top conference and exposition for key industry participants, including non-residential building owners, facility managers, maintenance engineers, and directors of sustainability, while giving exclusive access to the people, products and information that shape the future of the facility management industry. Ballweg will speak at NFMT 2011 in Baltimore on Wed., March 16, at 9 a.m. This AIA accredited presentation will address how the use of advanced, intelligent digital controls maximizes LED lighting efficiency, enhances lighting capabilities, and accelerates return on investment.

“It is imperative that we contribute to the education of various industry constituents about integrated intelligent LED lighting and controls solutions in order for end users to reap the maximum benefits,” said Dave Ranieri, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and General Manager, Lithonia Lighting Commercial Indoor Products. “We are still at the very early stages of realizing the benefits of LED lighting, and when you pair LED lighting with intelligent control systems the return on investment becomes more apparent and impactful,” continued Ranieri.

For more information, please visit Acuity Brands (http://www.acuitybrands.com), and view the entire portfolio of Acuity Brands’ LED luminaires and intelligent control systems (http://www.acuitybrandsled.com/Resources/LEDLightingSolutions.aspx) on the web. You can also become a fan of Acuity Brands (http://www.facebook.com/acuitybrands) and Lithonia Lighting (http://www.facebook.com/LithoniaLighting) on Facebook® and follow Lithonia Lighting (http://www.twitter.com/lithoniaLED) on Twitter®.

About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of luminaires, lighting control systems and related products and services with fiscal year 2010 net sales of over $1.6 billion. The Company’s lighting and system control product lines include Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Gotham®, Carandini®, RELOC®, Antique Street Lamps™, Tersen®, Renaissance Lighting®, Winona Lighting®, Syner­gy® Lighting Controls, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, DTL®, ROAM® and Sunoptics™. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Acuity Brands employs ap­proximately 6,000 associates and has operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Contact
Jennifer Manocchio 910-772-1688 jennifer@sweeneypr.com

E-mail:Samantha.McLarty@AcuityBrands.com

Web Site:www.lithonia.com/RTLED

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