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Explore the energy operation of your BEMS with Active Energy

Active Energy focuses on BMS analysis and energy management in order to analyze energy consumption and target savings in a building, enabling energy efficiency improvements and the continuous commissioning of your building.


How does it work?

Active Energy is a Cloud-based SaaS solution that requires access to the meter and sensor information in your building over the internet. The information is collected from the BMS via a secure fixed IP connection and the end-user accesses their information by logging into the secure Active Energy website using their unique username and password.

As a Cloud-based SaaS solution, there is no limit to the number of meters and sensor points you can connect to the service across any geographical location.  The solution is particularly suited to organizations with in excess of 100 meters installed.

Active Energy works with any ABB Cylon® BMS installation, Envoy Explorer, as well as with third-party systems such as BACnet, and standalone systems via the SQL or MS Access database where the meter and sensor information is stored.


  • Central monitoring and management of multiple sites regardless of geographical location
  • Works for both SMEs and large corporations
  • Adaptable to suit the level of on-site energy management available
  • Payback periods of less than 2 years
  • Reduced energy costs of up to 25%
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Extended equipment lifetime through efficient operation
  • Multi-building energy performance bench-marking
  • Real-time energy performance analysis and display
  • Energy alerts in real-time
  • Maintained occupancy comfort levels
  • Reduced carbon emissions

Ease of connecting to the ABB Cylon Building Energy Management Solution
Active Energy is agnostic and can be adapted to suit any type of building regardless of the Building Energy Management System or metering solution installed. 

You do not need to have an ABB Cylon Building Management System installed to connect to the Energy Solution. But through its partners, we can install a Unitron UC32 or BACnet BMS as part of the solution provided if required.

When you consider that Active Energy can provide energy savings of 20 – 25% and in some cases can save up to 40% depending on the building type and usage, the cost of investment is quickly paid back.

We offer various packages that operate on a connection of a minimum of 3 meters and up to 250+ meters. 

Product features

Analysis and charting
Monitoring and alarms
Data collection
Active Energy analysis and charting show you how, where, and when you are consuming energy. Energy consumption data can be analyzed in a number of different ways from spectral analysis displays, regression analysis, actual versus target graphing, and lots more.

Active Energy allows you to compare meters, view data by time period, calculate energy costs and carbon emissions, and more. Data can be exported to CSV and Excel for additional analysis and sharing.


  • View real-time energy information in day, week, month, year and custom view
  • Compare time periods, meters and export data


  • View energy patterns using the Spectral Analysis tool
  • Set targets based on driving factors or fixed parameters
  • Compare actual versus target
  • Access regression analysis, overspend and cumsum charts
  • Analyze energy consumption compared to a smart target for real-time energy management
Active Energy fully customized reporting feature allows you to generate instant or scheduled reports on energy consumption, costs, carbon emissions, performance versus targets, as well as tenant costs reports. Export reports in pdf format to share with key stakeholders.

Reports are an important tool for ongoing energy control by helping managers and key decision-makers keep track of energy-saving initiatives, verify if and where savings have been made, and when targets have been achieved.

Alarms can be viewed via the map based interface, particularly useful for a quick overview of multiple buildings in multiple locations for bureau or monitoring centers.

  • Set, edit and monitor alarms on-line
  • Receive alarms by email
  • Active Energy Manager reports anomalies detected in energy consumed versus expected consumption.
  • Alarm reports can be issued via email. Analysis of historical alarms can help identify potential ongoing issues.


Active Energy is an agnostic energy management platform that can collect data from most BMS, data logging, AMR and Enterprise Level systems. 

ABB Cylon has a range of metering and data collection hardware solutions to collect data from a building where no existing data collection solution is available.  In addition, historical data can be manually uploaded to the system to enable trend analysis.

Active Energy continuously monitors data collection and alerts you if data has not been collected.  This ensures full data integrity.
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