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Boots UK & Ireland - Working Towards Reducing Carbon Emissions

Applications: Monitoring, heating, cooling, lighting, metering, fire alarm, emergency lights, boilers
Number of Points: Approximately, 100 points per store
Number/Type of Building: Over 60 Boots retail stores, varying sizes
Network: Ethernet
Cylon Hardware Installed: UC32.Net, UC32 Field Controllers
Cylon Software Installed: UCC, UEC


Boots is the leading health and beauty retailer in the United Kingdom and operates over approximately 2,500 stores in the UK and Ireland, from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.

Boots believes that corporate social responsibility is the key to being an innovative, forward-looking and healthy company. Energy efficiency is an integral part of this policy. It has been working with the Carbon Trust to continue to improve its carbon management performance by making its stores as energy efficient as possible and it plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 8,000 tonnes.

At present, the Cylon Building Energy Management System (BEMS) controls the air conditioning systems, lighting, heating, and electricity meters in 60 Boots stores.

A remote dial alarm facility has been installed in each site and is connected to a supervisory bureau within Severn Controls, the Cylon Approved System Integrator. Thus, problems can be resolved before the store staff is aware of an issue, the bureau can remotely update the system and corporate policies on energy use are standardized across the stores.

“Cylon’s BEMS fulfils the role of Virtual Building Manager, reducing considerably our maintenance and energy costs” Ian Westran, Mechanical & Electrical Manager

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