Acuity Brands Inc . has opened its renovated Sunoptics®  facility and new Daylighting University training center located in Sacramento, CA. The new offices and training facility provide an opportunity for industry professionals to explore the benefits of daylighting. The facility features a 1,600-square-foot daylighting training center where Sunoptics will host its Daylighting University, which offers monthly training seminars and opportunities for customer presentations.
“In February 2011, Acuity Brands Inc. acquired Sunoptics with the vision of providing customers with a complete lighting solution — electric lighting, natural lighting and lighting controls,” said Grant Grable, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and Value Stream Leader for Sunoptics. “Expanding this facility not only supports the growth of Sunoptics® products, but also provides a state-of-the-art, fully integrated daylighting training center to better educate architects, specifiers, lighting designers and building owners on integrated daylighting design.”
Grable explains that this facility is important because most people are visual learners — it will provide an educational space for hands-on experience.
“For industry professionals, it’s a space where design and application become reality,” Grable said.
Training seminar attendees explore multiple daylighting, electric lighting and controls solutions from Acuity Brands that focus on performance and energy savings. Coursework showcases daylighting solutions for suspended-ceiling applications, including applications in classrooms, offices and manufacturing spaces.