Our relationship with physical space has changed forever.
For over a year, many of us have worked, studied, and socialized from home. And, let’s face it, this tragic time will have an immeasurable, ongoing impact in our lives.
But as more people get vaccinated, case counts are falling. Spirits are rising. We are returning.
When we do, the spaces we visit will be different.
To keep your people safe, you’ve already begun to make changes to your spaces. You’ve lowered occupancy, increased cleaning, and have begun to reimagine the purpose of your place.
At the center of all this is knowing how your space is used.
Indeed, there is no future in which we don’t measure how people use and interact with our spaces. How much do those spaces cost? How much energy do they consume? Does the space improve productivity and personal well-being?
The truth is the built environment has needed an overhaul for generations — the pandemic has merely cast a spotlight on the problem. Nearly 40% of buildings across the globe are paid for but empty. Companies waste millions of dollars on spaces they never use. And they do so while trying to reduce the outdated metric of square-foot-per-employee that has driven bottom line cost savings for decades. The waste in these spaces is unintentional, difficult to identify, and increasingly harmful to an employee experience.
But there’s a better way. We can now anonymously measure how many people visit offices, stores, schools, and hospitals. We can see how those spaces are used—in real time. We can arm managers and decision-makers with actionable data that helps them improve the experience of the people inside.
We can keep folks safe and healthy. We can help the environment.
We can build better spaces.
And we can do it all while saving resources so companies can reinvest it in what matters most—their people.