Five Strategies for Sustainable Living: BuildingLink's Role in Green Property Management

May 22, 2023

In an era where environmental awareness is increasingly important, green property management plays a crucial role. There's a growing trend of buildings adopting eco-friendly practices, and the numbers support it: 83% of apartment dwellers believe green communities positively impact their health, and 59% would pay a premium for a sustainable living environment.

BuildingLink, a leading property management software provider, is actively incorporating sustainability into its features. These tools empower property managers to endorse environmentally conscious practices.

This article delves into how BuildingLink aids in promoting sustainable living and green property management.

1. Paperless Communication

A key initiative of BuildingLink in advancing sustainable living is promoting paperless communication. The platform's features enable residents to receive notifications, newsletters, and updates digitally, drastically reducing paper usage. This approach not only mitigates waste but also enhances communication efficiency and speed.

Here are the different digital communication methods that BuildingLink provides:

  • Announcements: The announcements module provides an efficient way for residents to view recent property or community notifications, from facility upgrades to lobby cleaning, via the public display, resident portal, or resident app.
  • Bulletin Board: BuildingLink’s Bulletin Board allows residents to interact with each other to buy, sell, or rent goods and services, ask for recommendations, and more! It can be tailored to the community’s needs, with the ability for staff to moderate posts before they go live as desired.
  • Event Calendar: This tool is an excellent way to communicate important property events to residents and allows them to RSVP. With a single click, residents can sync these events to their personal calendars, ensuring they never miss out.

2. Digital Document Library

Say goodbye to bulky filing cabinets and overflowing shelves. Digital libraries have revolutionized document storage and management, making it easier to manage, access, and store documents.

BuildingLink’s Document Library provides convenient access to a range of property-related documents, including safety information, newsletters, unit plans, waivers, warranties, and more. Accessible via the portal or the resident app, retrieving property documents has never been simpler.

3. Leak Detection

Proactive leak detection and repair can save significant amounts of water. Our moisture and leak detection integration is designed to monitor, measure, and mitigate water damage. It features water-efficient, self-installable sensors and an automatic shutoff valve controller, which can be customized for each property and use case.

4. Amenity Reservations

BuildingLink allows efficient management of amenity and facility reservations. Residents can book amenities through the website or resident app and pay any associated fees via the portal.

This booking system helps prevent resource overuse. For example, you can adjust the lighting and heating/cooling systems to operate only during booked hours, leading to significant energy conservation.

5. Online Maintenance Requests

By allowing residents to submit maintenance requests online through a portal, BuildingLink helps property managers more efficiently allocate resources. Users can provide detailed information about the issue, helping maintenance teams prepare and allocate the necessary time, tools, and equipment. This reduces unnecessary trips, minimizes fuel consumption, and optimizes the use of personnel, leading to overall energy and resource efficiency.

Partner with BuildingLink

Trusted by HOAs, co-ops, condominiums, and multifamily properties around the globe, BuildingLink helps property managers deliver superior resident experiences while streamlining maintenance and operations. We offer tools that will simplify your record-keeping and administration, communications, maintenance, and front desk and staff operations. 

When you’re ready to run your building better, smarter, and faster, book your BuildingLink demo today.

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