Atrius® Launches Atrius DataLab, the Next Evolution in Building Automation

July 28, 2023
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Based on digital twin technology and open standards, Atrius DataLab provides integrated deep intelligence, real-time clarity and automation into building operations

IBCON 2023, LAS VEGAS – June 13, 2023 – Atrius, part of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), today launched Atrius DataLab, its most comprehensive building automation platform product to date, to transform and unify operations across a built space. Atrius DataLab enables applications to quickly automate and centralize control of built spaces at scale. The applications built on top of DataLab support facilities, energy, and sustainability managers to better understand resource consumption across a portfolio with the tools to quickly measure, track, and report on sustainability progress. DataLab’s data-agnostic architecture will allow users to build their own applications directly on top of the platform, tailoring the applications to provide precisely the information required for each unique space.  

“Today’s building automation industry is split into two competing arenas: the smaller digital native niche providers, and the legacy players with walled, proprietary systems,” said Sandeep Modhvadia, Vice President of Product at Acuity Brands. “With Atrius DataLab, we’re smashing these walls down and giving control back to the end user. Our comprehensive open platform provides deep insight into building performance, delivering operators improved control and operational efficiencies at scale.  

“Atrius DataLab funnels all a building’s information streams – from lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, sustainability programs, asset location, and more – through its standards-based digital twin architecture using RealEstateCore (REC). Acuity Brands has contributed greatly to the development of REC 4, and we are impressed with how fast Acuity has embraced REC,” said Dr. Erik Wallin, chairman of RealEstateCore. “REC 4 uses the Brick Schema and enables the delivery of industry-leading solutions like Atrius DataLab.”

“Atrius has worked with Microsoft to build DataLab on Microsoft Azure Digital Twins and Azure IoT services to provide our customers and partners with a set of solutions to solve problems in the built environment,” said Chafia Aouissi, Senior Director of Product Management, Azure IoT and Data Experiences, Microsoft. “By using Azure for their building automation platform and solutions Acuity Brands benefits from our hyper scale Azure cloud platform to solve key energy management and sustainability challenges for customers.”

Atrius DataLab is being introduced at IBcon 2023, the premier industry event focused on automated business solutions and state-of-the-art enterprise technologies for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. For more information about Atrius, visit Atrius.

About Atrius 

Atrius is part of the Intelligent Spaces Group within Acuity Brands, a market-leading industrial technology company. Our suite of products and solutions control thousands of buildings, interact with millions of people, and manage billions of square feet of real estate around the world every single day. We deliver solutions that optimize building performance, streamline enterprise operations, and enhance how people interact with spaces. 

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light, and more things to come. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (ABL) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make a valuable difference in people’s lives.

We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications. Acuity Brands, Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company is powered by more than 13,000 dedicated and talented associates. Visit us at