Optimising a building starts with understanding how a building is being used. The Building Intelligence Dashboard visualises all relevant data on the usage of your building or across your entire real estate portfolio. Quickly identify how zones are being occupied and where you can optimise the utilisation of space. Determine utilisation trends and patterns over time and compare these with other types of integrated data. The Building Intelligence Dashboard allows Real Estate and Facility Managers to make data-driven decisions to drastically lower real estate costs whilst optimising the working environment and facility services.
Workplace concepts such as Activity Based Working are, from a real estate perspective, mainly aimed at achieving space and costs savings. More recent agile and scrum methods require a completely different approach. Whatever way of working is applied, a common problem is that employees spend way too much time finding an available workspace or room. Research even shows that 40% of employees regularly waste time in search of an available workspace or meeting room, not only causing frustration but also a drop in productivity.
With Wally and Wally XL, we already provided a real-time kiosk application that uses screens in the building to visualise how busy it is and where you can find an available workspace. With the launch of Spot we now provide occupants the possibility to find a free workspace whenever and wherever needed, straight from their smartphone.
New workspace concepts can bring many advantages to the organisation. The disadvantages, however, are when employees spend a lot of time trying to find an available workspace, when project teams cannot find an available area to work, or when the workspace turns out to be so busy that you can’t stay concentrated and do your job. This is happening every single day within many large organisations, leading to employee exasperation. Research even shows that over 40% of employees are regularly wasting time in the search for an available workspace or meeting room, not only causing frustration but also decreasing the productivity. With the introduction of Wally, these problems are now gone!
Most large organisations these days offer employees the possibility to find their own workspace across the office building rather than assigning fixed desks, which offers great advantages for both employer as employee. The benefits for the employer are very significant cost savings on their real estate portfolio as up to 40% less space is required, whilst employees can find an available workspace that suits the work day ahead of them. When done right, this can spark interactions and productivity on the work floor. In practise though, many occupants have the feeling the building is extremely full and they are commuting between multiple floors to check if there are still available workspaces left for them or their project team. This starts at the moment people enter the building, when it’s vital that the distribution of occupants across the building is done properly and employees immediately know on which floor they can find an available workspace that meets their tasks ahead. With Wally XL, we offer you the right realtime insights at he moment you walk into the office!
Universities and other Higher Education institutions all share a common complexity – scheduling thousands of classes in the buildings across campus. Each semester, timetabling teams have to go above and beyond to schedule all classes in the available capacity of the campus. However, many classes do not actually take place because of cancellations or other reasons. Additionally, it often occurs that classes are scheduled in classrooms that have a much larger capacity than is actually required. These no-shows and underutilised classrooms cause tremendous inefficiency at great cost, but it’s virtually impossible for timetabling teams to gain these insights and take appropriate actions. Clocks (Classroom Occupancy System) now provides timetabling teams with the data to plan classes more efficiently and improve classroom capacity.
On top of the 24/7 occupancy platform PIE, Lone Rooftop develops end-user apps that are focused on space optimisation, which can all be found below.
However, the intelligent building consists of more domains than Occupancy Analytics & Space Optimisation. Think of Facility Services, Energy, Building Automation, and Physical Security. These domains can all hugely benefit from the data and intelligence inside PIE. Lone Rooftop has therefore developed a partner ecosystem with a growing number of strategic partners that are all experts in their specific domain. Because PIE is a platform, they can easily approach the API and leverage the occupancy and utilisation data of PIE.
This ensures that PIE is a future-proof platform that can be leveraged throughout the organisation and you can benefit from an ever-growing numbers of apps. Continue reading “PIE API”