Multi-site retail

ABB Cylon provides an advanced Energy Management System (EMS) designed to specifically meet the demands of today's multi-site retailers. The EMS consists of eSCi building controls, Envoy, and the powerful ABB Cylon® Active Energy management tool.

The EMS can reduce energy consumption by up to 30%, optimize store operations, and provide detailed reporting.

Active Energy enables central monitoring and management of multiple sites regardless of geographical location and delivers energy performance and analysis information via any internet-enabled device. The toolkit includes reporting tools such as charting, analysis, and alarming, via simple and user-friendly interfaces and alerts. These tools allow the users to monitor energy performance in real-time, to receive alarms during periods of energy consumption change, and most importantly, to take any required action.

EMS is an innovative, proven solution that’s easy to implement, use, and expand. That’s why many of the world’s top retailers already use ABB Cylon Retail Solutions to control energy costs significantly while ensuring customer comfort, and why energy and facilities managers rely on it every day in every store.

Solution overview

Solution features

Ease of Integration

  • Simplified integration with many third-party, non-HVAC systems, including lighting and energy management. ABB Cylon’s open platform solutions make integration with 3rd party systems and legacy systems easy, bringing all your building energy management systems together.

  • ABB Cylon BMS integrates seamlessly across IT networks, between buildings, and between remote sites, making it ideal for multi-site retail energy management.

Beyond basic EMS

By building a system based upon open standards (BACnet and others), ABB Cylon Retail Solutions allow retailers to integrate other building automation systems into their EMS to further enhance the power and capabilities of one, centralized system:

  • Bill pay audit services provider
  • Facilities management
  • Energy analysis
  • Utility provider
  • Data Center
  • Mechanical services provider
  • Store monitoring services provider


  • Extensible with Upgrade paths The ABB Cylon solution provides ease of upgrades and the extension of BMS through the gradual replacement of older, outdated, and ineffective BMS systems delivering a more flexible, energy-efficient, and cost-effective solution.

  • Unique flexibility with Uniputs technology allows for a wide scope of application.

  • ABB Cylon BMS is flexible and scalable with forward and backward compatibility.

  • The scalable, future-proof architecture provides native open protocols and support for LON®, BACnet®, Modbus®, and Web Services for seamless integration with third-party systems, or other existing and emerging technologies.

License free hardware

ABB Cylon solutions provide a license-free BMS hardware installation protecting investment in BMS technology today.

Robust power & utility monitoring

ABB Cylon Retail Solutions power and utility monitoring keep you aware of any power fluctuation or outage. It helps you understand where and how energy is being consumed in your retail stores by monitoring electricity, gas, and water meters - providing new insights and identifying potential savings. Its intuitive dashboard flags areas of unusual energy use and other anomalies, enabling you to take fast action before the higher-than-usual bill arrives.

Meter monitoring in real-time

What if you could leverage real-time metering information to shed excess electricity use on-demand for the best utility rates possible? ABB Cylon Retail Solutions metering solutions allow you to:

  • Compare real-time store-to-store energy use
  • Automate load shedding via a web-based system
  • Conduct auto-verification of energy use and billing data
  • Optimize your buildings with engineering efficiencies and user-friendly functionality, like drag-and-drop trending, one-click reporting, interactive graphics, calendar-like scheduling, and easy-to-use alarms. 

Solution benefits

The ABB Cylon Retail Solution ensures that stores operate efficiently, reduce maintenance costs, optimize staff and customer comfort, and enables centralized management by an Energy Management Team or third-party energy bureau.

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