How an Intelligent Building Management Software Ecosystem Improves Quality of Life

Digital building representing intelligent building management software

Modern buildings are smarter than ever before. Intelligent building management software supports clever building design. This allows for better management of resources and better lifestyles for the communities housed within these buildings.

Creating the software ecosystem is almost as important as building the building itself! In this blog, we take a look at what intelligent building management software is, and the role different technologies play in creating the digital ecosystems we rely upon.

What is an intelligent building management system?

An intelligent building management system is comprised of multiple technologies designed to improve the quality of life within a structure. It can include automation and sensor technologies along with building management software. These digital solutions integrate with each other and can be managed from a central portal to make running a building more efficient.

When these systems work together, a building’s carbon footprint and operational costs are reduced, resources are used and shared wisely, and safety is enhanced. The key is to have each of the different technologies required for delivering these benefits working together harmoniously.

How does a building management system work?

Typically, a central management system is needed to streamline the control of the smart technologies used in a building. These systems – sensors and secure keyless entry for example – may be part of the building already or fitted retrospectively.

In the case of BuildingLink’s building management software, the management site becomes the central control point. Other technologies integrate seamlessly to make managing every aspect of your building easier. 

Intelligent apps from sensors for lighting systems and keyless entry software to AI assistants and accounting packages draw together different technologies to create a bespoke digital ecosystem for your building. This ensures convenience and connectivity are part of every corner of your building. It makes managing buildings easier, but it also enhances the lives of the people living in them.

How building management systems improve quality of life

Smart buildings and the technologies they embody improve life for management teams and residents in three crucial ways – economic, social and environmental.

  • Reducing costs

It takes a lot of resources to run a building. Those resources cost money. By introducing technologies that reduce the consumption of power and water, you make savings. Ensuring regular and consistent maintenance of the building’s assets also results in savings because fewer breakdowns and repairs are needed.

  • Enhancing community connection

We lead busy lives and it’s easy to miss the day-to-day connections we need for our well-being. Intelligent building management systems with communication modules make community connections easy and natural. Building management teams can quickly contact all residents and organise community events that bring people together. Not only that, but residents are able to keep up to date with building events and communicate with neighbours using the secure and exclusive building bulletin board and marketplace.

  • Better use of resources

Sensor technologies and AI assistants are making it easier to do more with less. Sensors can switch off heating, aircon and lighting when rooms are not in use. Systems need fewer repairs or resources to run well when smart maintenance and inspection software is keeping an eye on assets.

These benefits also impact the wider community by ensuring the building and the community within it aren’t adversely impacting the surrounding environment. What’s more, people in close-knit communities tend to be healthier. Intelligent building management systems do far more than streamline the management of a building and its assets, they help to create healthy, happy and vibrant communities that people want to be a part of.