23 Sep 2022

Twinview and Space Utilisation

Space utilisation data plays a strategic role in informing decisions on the type and scale of commercial facilities. In Part 1 of this insight, The Future of Space Utilisation, we delved into the changing role of the workplace and the metrics used to increase our understanding of occupied space. 

Learning how people consume space on their return to the office and creating consistently better employee experiences is vital at present. Alongside hybrid working requirements, pressure mounts on businesses to lower their outgoings and carbon footprints.

Maximising resources whilst meeting new employee demands is a lot to juggle; however, as workloads increase, innovative technological mechanisms come into play. 

Space management software brings all space data, including detailed floor plans, into one system where users can create dynamic scenarios and comprehend the impact of each. By combining building information with space metrics (collected by IoT sensors and devices), intelligent software maps out how companies can optimise their real estate.

The Twinview platform and its integrated IoT and AI technology support tactical and operational goals by providing reliable, objective data for decisions, budgets, and resource allocation. Twinview provides a comprehensive view of how space is utilised, enabling management to make informed decisions and act on improvement opportunities that are cohesive with established business priorities.

Bespoke to each business's needs, Twinview's customisable dashboards and reporting are fulfilled with reliable real-time data collected by IoT sensors and devices. The interconnected nature of IoT devices offers automated governance across an entire building. As a result, decisions can be made based on each unique room on a case-by-case basis. 

Gain space usage information with built-in people detection and motion detection systems. With these smart devices, you can obtain information on numbers per room, numbers per floor, average duration in the space and movement around the building. This recorded information allows managers to create accurate space management reports highlighting the most used and underused departments.

Further, enhance your space utilisation with heat mapping. This specific presentation of information highlights differences in individual spaces, footfall and desk allocation to ensure you get the most out of your building information. Heatmapping demonstrates how busy an area is or, even more detailed, how often an asset is used. Areas presented as "warmer" are regularly identified and checked compared to "colder" spaces. This presentation of data amplifies its users understanding of their building and guides space prioritisation methods. 

Twinview utilises real-time occupancy data to identify the areas where you can save on operational expenditure. For instance, IoT devices around the building connect footfall information to Twinview's platform. Facilities managers can use this helpful information to create provisions surrounding energy-efficient strategies. Twinviews' sophisticated AI, backed by market analytics, shows the most competitive energy prices based on real-time data. As a result, occupants are comfortable, carbon emissions are minimised, and the building isn't wasting precious resources. 

Selected users can monitor activity across their buildings and entire estates with remote supervision. Using any device connected to the internet, Facilities Managers can access real-time space information anytime, anywhere. Digital accessibility allows facilities managers to act remotely from on or off-site at the click of a button or tap of a screen.

Twinview improves space utilisation by empowering users with the tools to improve the many facets of their working day. Occupants have the power to check the availability of rooms and book them out. They can also enjoy many other benefits such as heating control, air quality reporting and lighting control to optimise their environment, allowing them to feel as comfortable as possible for the days when they commute to the office.

Using a digital twin linked to IoT devices, owners and facilities managers gain a deeper insight into the utilisation of each space. Book a demo with Twinview to find out how to increase space utilisation whilst improving occupier experience, reducing costs and lowering operational emissions. 

Want to find out more about the future of space utilisation? Click here to read the first of our two-part article. 


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