Maximizing Space Utilization

Measuring, Allocating, and Incentivizing Efficient Use of Facilities

Topics: Academic Affairs, Deferred Maintenance, Facilities and Operations, Administration and Finance, Energy Management and Sustainability, Space Utilization, Capital Planning, Budgeting, Research Parks, Research Enterprise, Interdisciplinary Research

Five Steps to Maximizing Space Utilization

Creating a Space Marketplace on Campus

Improving space utilization requires overcoming the four major barriers to effi cient space allocation. Measuring productivity, implementing standards, creating unit-level incentives, and redeploying space can unlock existing capacity, while new space designs can support increased collaboration and improved learning outcomes.

Creating a Space Marketplace on Campus

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The Barriers to Improved Utilization

Breaking the Cost-to-Grow Curve