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Statutory Compliance


Enhanced Sustainability


Improved Tenant Satisfaction


Cost Savings


Cost Transparency and Fair Billing

  • Use your data to provide tenants with detailed, transparent utility bills based on their actual consumption. This promotes fairness and encourages responsible energy usage among tenants.
  • Implement automated billing systems that allocate shared utility costs, such as common area lighting or heating, among tenants accurately. This reduces disputes and enhances tenant satisfaction.

Sustainability Reporting and Certification

  • Utilise data from renewable energy sources like solar PV to generate clean energy on-site. Track and report the reduction in carbon emissions achieved through these renewable sources.
  • Incorporate data on water and gas consumption to demonstrate water and energy conservation efforts. This information can be valuable for achieving sustainability certifications like BREEAM or LEED, which can attract environmentally-conscious tenants and investors.

Proactive Maintenance and Sustainability Enhancements

  • Employ predictive analytics based on data collected from building systems to identify equipment that needs maintenance or replacement. This proactive approach reduces downtime and saves on repair costs.
  • Utilise data-driven insights to continuously improve sustainability efforts. For instance, monitor renewable energy generation patterns to optimise energy storage and distribution, further reducing reliance on non-renewable sources.

Build-to-Rent (BTR) is a development strategy that focuses on the construction of residential properties specifically designed and built for the rental market. Unlike traditional residential developments, where individual units are sold to various buyers, BTR projects are owned and managed by a single entity or property management company, which offers the units for rent to tenants.

The BTR model has gained popularity in recent years due to the changing preferences and lifestyles of modern renters. It provides several benefits to both tenants and developers. For tenants, BTR offers greater flexibility, professional management, and access to a range of on-site amenities and services. For developers and investors, BTR offers a more stable and predictable income stream compared to traditional residential sales, along with the potential for long-term capital appreciation.

For Build-to-Rent developers and property managers, building automation plays a crucial role in the success of these projects. Integration of building automation technologies and systems within the residential units and the entire building can enhance tenant experience, streamline operations, and improve overall efficiency.

Automate for Success

BTR Advantages


Tailored for rental market


Tenant-focused amenities


Stable income for developers


Capital appreciation potential

Why IBG?

Building automation in Build-to-Rent developments delivers numerous advantages, including efficient management of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data, simplified Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR), and enhanced operational efficiency through managed services.
By collecting and analysing real-time ESG data, property managers can improve sustainability practices and reduce the property’s environmental impact. Streamlined SECR reporting ensures compliance with regulations and reduces administrative burdens. The option of managed services enables smooth operation and maintenance of automation systems, allowing property management to focus on tenant experiences.
Additionally, building automation contributes to cost savings, tenant satisfaction, improved maintenance, and market differentiation, making it a key factor in the success and sustainability of Build-to-Rent projects.

Urban apartments are in high demand in bustling city centres. Young professionals and urban dwellers seek convenient, well-designed living spaces. Your BTR solutions can help by providing smart home automation systems, secure access control, energy-efficient amenities, and property management software. These offerings enhance tenant experience, improve operational efficiency, and make urban apartment living more attractive.

Suburban BTR communities are ideal for families and those who prefer a quieter lifestyle. These communities often require efficient property management and family-friendly amenities. Your services can assist by offering predictive maintenance solutions, sustainable energy options, waste management strategies, and communal spaces. These features enhance the suburban living experience and help property managers maintain the community efficiently.

PBSA properties cater to students seeking convenient and secure housing close to educational institutions. Your BTR solutions can support PBSA by providing access control systems, data analytics for monitoring student behavior, energy-efficient solutions to keep costs low, and integrated billing platforms for ease of rent collection. These services create a safe, efficient, and tech-savvy living environment tailored to student needs.

Seamless Integration

Our building automation solution offers seamless access control with keyless entry, facial recognition, and digital badges for tenants and staff. It maximises energy efficiency by optimising HVAC, lighting, and energy-consuming devices based on occupancy and external conditions, reducing operational costs.

The system streamlines billing processes, providing accurate tenant charges based on consumption data, and integrates CCTV surveillance and state-of-the-art security systems to enhance safety and deter threats. Additionally, our advanced fire safety automation ensures quick detection and response to potential hazards, safeguarding lives and property.

Data Analytics
Our platform leverages data analytics to provide valuable insights into tenant behaviour, energy consumption patterns, and system performance. This data-driven approach allows you to identify opportunities for further optimisation and efficiency gains.
Remote Management

With our cloud-based solution, you can manage your building automation systems from anywhere, at any time. Whether you’re on-site or off-site, you have full control and access to critical functionalities through our secure cloud infrastructure.

Flexible & Scaleable
Our building automation solution is designed to accommodate your growth and evolving needs. As your property portfolio expands, our platform can easily scale to integrate new buildings and accommodate additional automation requirements.

Find out more about our solutions for Build-To-Rent Properties, our team are here to help

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