Lone Rooftop Announces Strategic Partnership with Scientia

Intelligent Building Specialist Lone Rooftop has announced a partnership with Scientia, the global leader in academic planning, scheduling and resource management solutions for the Higher Education sector.

Scientia aims to support its global customer base with clearer insights into room occupancy rates for university buildings, helping to address the challenge of under-utilised buildings and excess capacity across university estates. The ability for universities to gain accurate usage data for buildings, rooms and teaching spaces will drive more efficient scheduling of rooms and resources, significantly reducing costs – including the building of unnecessary additional space.

Increasing numbers of institutions are reaching the limits of their teaching capacity and are seeking innovative solutions to optimise existing real estate. Based on location data that is anonymously sourced from existing WiFi networks, the Lone Rooftop Position Intelligence Engine (PIE) technology is able to calculate the specific location of people in all parts of buildings, quickly providing timetabling teams and estates managers with insightful and actionable intelligence.

James Grashoff, Head of Sales & Marketing at Scientia, commented: “We are delighted to announce this exciting partnership and see strong parallels between our own product suite and Lone Rooftop’s cloud applications. The close integration between our products will provide invaluable real-time data to our customers, enabling them to see how space is actually being used versus planned use. We have customers who are already realising significant cost- and space-savings by addressing smaller-than-planned and shorter-than-planned classes, or complete no-shows. This ensures the most appropriate allocation of rooms right across their campus. The technology will enable our customers to schedule more lectures and increase student numbers, all within their existing building capacity.”

Marcel Lamers, CEO at Lone Rooftop, added: “We are very excited by the potential of this partnership with Scientia. Alongside delivering better visibility of building occupancy for Scientia’s customers, we also see huge additional benefits from our technology. We believe that Intelligent Buildings – those that can identify the real-time location of people and fully adapt to that – can encourage process changes that will ultimately lead to the optimisation of space, time and energy, and a reduction of waste. The value of our technology can be extended to drive improvements in facilites and real estate management, security, climate, lighting and energy management among other possibilities.”

Scientia is exclusively supplying Lone Rooftop’s Classroom Occupancy System (Clocks) to its clients.