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In this guide, we will explore how space utilisation analytics with SEAtS Software can help universities deliver a sustainable and efficient campus.

Using Space Utilisation Analytics to help deliver a Sustainable and Efficient Campus

Space Utilisation Analytics is a tool that can help campus managers optimise the use of physical spaces and resources. By collecting and analysing data on how students and staff access and interact with different facilities, space utilisation analytics can provide insights on how to improve the efficiency, sustainability and user experience of the campus.

In this guide, we will explore how space utilisation analytics with SEAtS Software can help universities deliver a sustainable and efficient campus, by addressing some of the common challenges and opportunities in space management. We will also share some best practices and tips on how to implement and use space utilisation analytics effectively.

What are Space Utilisation analytics?

Space utilisation is the measure of how well the physical spaces on a campus are being used.

It can provide insights into the patterns, preferences and needs of students, staff and visitors, as well as the environmental and financial impacts of space management decisions.

Space utilisation analytics is the process of collecting, analysing and reporting on space utilisation data, using various methods and tools.

What software tools are available to help get faster insights?

One of the tools that can help with space utilisation analytics is SEAtS Software, a cloud-based platform that enables universities to monitor, manage and optimise their campus spaces.

SEAtS captures, tracks and analyses occupancy, usage and performance of classrooms, labs, libraries, study areas and other facilities, using sensors, Wi-Fi data, timetables, student attendance and feedback.

SEAtS Software can also generate reports and dashboards that visualise the space utilisation data and provide actionable insights for campus planning and improvement.

It then uses advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence to process and analyse the data, and generate reports and dashboards that visualise the space utilisation metrics and trends.

SEAtS Software also provides recommendations and alerts for space optimisation and improvement, based on the data insights and best practices.

Turn student attendance and smart campus footfall patterns into actionable real-time analytics. Take immediate actions to reduce energy costs and improve sustainability.

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This method is suitable for ad-hoc class locations where an educator is not in attendance. Allow students to mark their location relative to their co-ordinates and confirm via geo-fencing. This is perfect for work placements, apprenticeships, and more.

Some Pros: These methods can be triggered automatically without any input from staff or student, reducing class disruption and manual errors.

Some Cons: If a student’s GPS is turned off, attendance will not be recorded.  Requires students to have a smartphone.

Building Efficient, Sustainable, timetables.

Provide academic timetabling teams with actual footfall data to inform their scheduling going forward. Import and update existing timetables with blended learning classes. Create one-off or recurring events and make them synchronous or asynchronous. Easily adjust room capacities for safe distance teaching. Find out when to turn off heating and lights to reduce your carbon footprint.

Make your campus run efficiently and sustainably.

  • Improve space and resource utilisation from one platform.
  • Real-time footfall data provides you with the most accurate room audits possible.
  • Easily identify underutilised or wasted space.

Use SmartTags during your timetable process to associate rooms with resources, so that educators always have the equipment they need at hand.

There you have it! A full break-down of the most space utilization approached and use cases to drive efficiency and sustainability on campus  available in education at the moment. Want to learn more? Check out our video and resources here.

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