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Atrius® Sustainability Starter Now Available as Entry-Level Carbon Accounting Tool For Small & Mid-Sized Businesses

Atrius Sustainability Starter provides automated carbon emissions data processing to help small and medium-sized businesses get started with sustainability reporting.

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – October 11, 2023Atrius, part of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), today announced the availability of Atrius® Sustainability Starter, a free entry-level carbon accounting solution that enables companies to track their carbon emissions (Scopes 1 and 2). With more businesses committing to sustainability initiatives in the face of climate change and increasing environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulations, there is greater urgency in finding solutions that optimize the time and data intensive portions of creating corporate sustainability reports. Atrius Sustainability Starter simplifies the emissions calculation process by reducing time spent on carbon accounting in spreadsheets an effort that 21% of industry professionals at are currently struggling with.

“Atrius Sustainability Starter is an introduction to emissions tracking that removes the two biggest hurdles small and mid-sized businesses have when they start their sustainability journey: time and money,”

Sandeep Modhvadia, Vice President, Product, Atrius.

The need for accessible carbon accounting tools

“Fifty-five percent of surveyed US-based public companies are using spreadsheets to gather and calculate emissions according to Ernst & Young, and the number is likely significantly higher for smaller companies. Manual reporting methods waste valuable employee time and are prone to human error, which can impact businesses that share their data with customers or other stakeholders.”

Users input their data into Atrius Sustainability Starter with help from guided product tours, enabling self-service emissions calculations. Simplifying how organizations track, measure, and optimize their emissions outputs free up valuable time and resources that might otherwise be spent on manual calculations and verifications. With additional capacity and more resources invested in automating manual processes, sustainability professionals have the potential to accelerate their progress on other operational goals.

“At Amy’s, our love for people and the planet is at the core of everything we do. The Atrius Sustainability Starter is an accessible entry point for any organization to expand ESG objectives, reduce carbon footprint, and play an active role combating climate change. We’re proud to include Atrius Sustainability’s Enterprise offering as a key solution for helping us track and achieve our sustainability goals.”

Renaud des Rosiers, Director of Sustainability at Amy’s Kitchen.

Get started with Atrius® Sustainability Starter For Free

For businesses looking to automate their carbon accounting with turnkey features for reporting, alerting and data quality control, Atrius Sustainability Starter can be upgraded to the full version of Atrius Sustainability. Atrius Sustainability Starter provides a direct upgrade path to our Enterprise tier that offers customers greater data automation and integration abilities. With our Enterprise tier, customers can expand their use of the platform as they continue reaching their sustainability goals.

To sign up for a free Atrius Sustainability Starter account and learn how your organization could be reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, visit

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

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