Frequently Asked Questions

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General

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IBG Cloud® is a comprehensive cloud-based platform designed to streamline and optimise building operations. It offers real-time monitoring, analytics, and control over various building systems, including HVAC, lighting, and security. IBG Cloud® helps enhance energy efficiency, decrease operational costs, and improve overall building performance. It provides actionable insights and enables remote management, making it an ideal solution for modern building infrastructure.

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Full Building Automation systems utilise sensors and control modules to analyse and automatically adjust building parameters, eliminating the need for manual inputs. This leads to increased operational efficiency, energy savings, and the elimination of human error.

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Access Control methods, such as keycards, biometric authentication, mobile credentials, and AI integration, allow for easy granting or revoking of access privileges. This enhances building security by ensuring only authorised individuals have access to specific areas.

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IBG specialises in cutting-edge building automation, seamlessly integrating ESG data collection and monitoring into our solutions. This approach ensures efficient energy consumption, resource management, and alignment with sustainable practices and regulatory standards.

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The IBG Cloud® platform offers real-time monitoring, analytics, and control over various building systems, including HVAC, lighting, and security. It allows for centralised building intelligence, enabling complete practical control, energy wastage eradication, and increased operational efficiency.

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IBG is a PropTech solutions provider and Master Systems Integrator (MSI) with a unique cloud-based system, IBG Cloud®, designed to optimise a building’s energy usage and operational efficiency. We offer smart, sustainable building transformation with cloud-based, integrated automated systems, optimised and future-proofed efficiency, fire safety and security on the same network, and connected buildings with all systems on one network.

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Our approach involves an initial consultation to understand your business needs, crafting a bespoke solution tailored to your requirements, implementing the solution with meticulous execution, and providing ongoing management and maintenance support throughout the system’s lifecycle.

Sectors

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IBG collaborates with a wide range of sectors, establishing itself as a prominent and trusted partner. These sectors include Build To Rent Properties, Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Commercial Property & Offices, Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities, Retail Parks & Shopping Centres, and Industrial & Manufacturing.

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IBG helps streamline operations, enhance tenant experience, and optimise energy efficiency for Build To Rent Properties. This ensures a seamless and efficient living experience for tenants. IBG’s market leading AMR-based solution enables BTR Funds & Operators to capture investment quality ESG data to better understand their properties’ energy profile and to enhance the scoring of their GRESB submissions. 

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For Purpose Built Student Accommodation, IBG focuses on enhancing efficiency, comfort, and safety in the living environment for students. This includes solutions to create an optimal living and learning space. IBG’s cutting edge AMR submetering capabilities make us the perfect partner to implement automated fair use (of energy) policies, and ensure the commercial viability of the assets. In capturing this accurate consumption data IBG can implement ‘gamification’ solutions to incentivise the tenants to reduce their individual usage. 

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IBG future-proofs commercial buildings, providing enhanced energy efficiency to ensure sustainability and long-term operational efficiency.

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For Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities, IBG aims to enhance patient care, optimise energy usage, and ensure critical system operation, contributing to a safer and more efficient healthcare environment.

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IBG offers solutions for Retail Parks & Shopping Centres, including enhanced comfort for shoppers, streamlined billing and operations, and increased security measures.

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In the Industrial & Manufacturing sector, IBG is a valuable investment to increase operational efficiency, improve safety standards, and enhance overall energy efficiency for industrial facilities.

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IBG offers smart, sustainable building transformation with cloud-based, integrated automated systems. The key advantages include optimised, future-proofed, and sustainable solutions, ensuring fire safety and security on the same network, and connected buildings with all systems on one network.

Accreditations

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Accreditations at IBG serve as a compelling reason to choose us as your trusted partner. These prestigious certifications underscore our commitment to excellence, safety, sustainability, and quality. They validate our adherence to industry best practices and demonstrate our competence in delivering top-tier services.

ESG

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ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. It constitutes a comprehensive set of criteria used to assess and evaluate a company’s operations, going beyond the traditional focus on financial performance alone. These factors are crucial for informed decision-making and creating a positive impact for a sustainable future.

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The environmental facet evaluates a company’s interactions and impacts on the natural environment. This includes considerations such as carbon emissions, energy efficiency, water consumption, and initiatives aimed at reducing the company’s ecological footprint.

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The social dimension examines a company’s relationships with its employees, customers, suppliers, and the communities it operates within. This includes considerations like diversity and inclusion, labour practices, customer satisfaction, staff safety, and community engagement.

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Governance pertains to the internal structure and management practices of a company. It delves into areas such as board composition, executive compensation, transparency, and adherence to ethical business standards.

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ESG is often regarded as a progression from CSR. Unlike CSR, ESG integrates social and environmental factors directly into a company’s core strategies, recognising that sustainable value creation is intimately linked with responsible business practices and ethical decision-making.

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Novel governance frameworks, such as the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulation in the UK, mandate companies to disclose energy usage, carbon emissions, and related data in their annual reports. Additionally, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) is establishing globally acknowledged standards for sustainability reporting.

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Technological advancements, such as submetering, offer a detailed breakdown of energy and resource consumption. This granular data empowers companies to identify inefficiencies and optimise resource utilisation effectively. Technology also aids in monitoring social data, contributing to positive social outcomes.

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Positive ESG agendas provide tangible advantages, including favourable finance terms, enhanced bottom lines through efficiency gains, and increased attractiveness to tenants seeking environmentally-conscious spaces. These advantages contribute to a company’s financial stability, profitability, and reputation as forward-thinking.

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Looking ahead, ESG is poised to play a more pivotal role, influencing investment choices, consumer preferences, and access to capital. Companies that proactively incorporate ESG principles into their operations will be better poised to thrive in this evolving landscape, fostering sustainable growth and resilience.

IBG Cloud and Solutions

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IBG Cloud® is a revolutionary cloud-based building and energy management system designed to empower businesses by providing unparalleled insight and control over buildings. Often referred to as a ‘Single Pane of Glass’ it optimises energy performance, reduces waste, enhances sustainability, improves building safety and offers centralised control and automation capabilities.

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IBG Cloud® offers a holistic solution for monitoring and managing various aspects of buildings, including electricity, gas, and water usage. It collects investment-grade data, providing insights to optimise energy performance cost-effectively and make data-driven decisions.

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IBG Cloud® serves as a centralised control centre, allowing proactive responses to energy consumption data. It offers automated controls and dormant state parameters to minimise out-of-hours usage, reducing energy waste. Additionally, it integrates with critical systems such as CCTV, Access Control, Intruder, and Fire Alarms for comprehensive building operations and security management.

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IBG Cloud® delivers unparalleled visibility into utility usage, offering customised insights tailored to specific needs. It helps identify energy hotspots, provides targeted efficiency improvements, and maximises return on investment. Features like the Renewables page track the performance of Solar PV systems, enabling sustainable practices and data-driven decisions.

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The IBG Cloud® dashboard empowers building monitoring, management, and security. It tracks electricity, gas, water, renewables, and efficiently reduces costs.

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IBG Cloud® provides unmatched visibility into utility usage, customising insights by zones, building systems, or individual circuits. Collaboratively, optimal solutions are devised during consultations, pinpointing energy hotspots for targeted efficiency improvements.

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The IBG Multimeter hub, the core of IBG Cloud®, collects data from diverse meters within assets, serving as a centralised hub. It generates tailored ESG reports, contrasts meter data, and provides real-time and historical insights on energy performance, aiding decisions to enhance efficiency and embrace sustainability.

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The Renewables page in IBG Cloud® allows detailed tracking of Solar PV system performance, including consumption, generation, import and export of electricity. It considers external factors like cloud coverage, temperature, and power factor for comprehensive monitoring.

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IBG Cloud® offers total control over various building systems, accessible from anywhere. It ensures full shutdown procedures, temperature control in meeting rooms, and eradication of typical out-of-hours usage through appropriate automation and scheduling.

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IBG Cloud® pulls information from fire panels, providing a full digital audit trail for events within buildings. It meets statutory requirements such as ‘The Golden Thread’ and, as a maintenance provider, allows prompt response to system faults.

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IBG Cloud® enables viewing of Onvif cameras within portfolios. It integrates with partners for AI implementation on cameras, supports various access control systems, and adds functionality not present in native software, enhancing security measures.

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Businesses can request a demo to explore how IBG Cloud® can elevate building performance and comfort. Our team of experts is dedicated to assisting at every step.

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Businesses can contact IBG today to discover how IBG Cloud® can elevate their building’s performance and comfort. The application process is designed to assist businesses in unlocking the full potential of IBG Cloud®.

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