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Top 3 Reasons We're Excited to Attend the Higher Education Facilities Forum

The Intellis team is pleased to announce that we are attending this year's Higher Ed Facilities Forum (HEFF) from November 7th to 9th! We are looking forward to connecting with facility leaders from colleges and universities from across the nation.

These are the top 3 reasons we're delighted to attend this year's Higher Education Facilities Forum!

1. Shaping the future of Higher Education

The HEFF community brings together innovators and facility leaders from the nation's top colleges and universities who are dedicated to improving the future of the collegiate experience.

Learn more about how Intellis is making capital planning for higher education more efficient.

It's no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic forced many industries to re-examine and re-imagine how to plan for the future. The pandemic has particularly impacted the higher education industry. Therefore, now is the time to take another look at how colleges and universities develop long-term capital plans. 

Read more about how the pandemic has changed higher education capital planning.

Now more than ever, facilities leaders and industry partners need to collaborate and share ideas and best practices to remain adaptable for the successful future of higher education.  

2. On-Campus Climate Resilience

For many years, higher education institutions were innovators in the LEED movement, building sustainability and the environment. Yet, climate change is one of the most significant concerns of our time, particularly for the college campus.

Read more about climate resilience, facility management, and capital planning.

Accordingly, it is vital to focus on adequately maintaining higher ed facilities. Infrastructure is critical, particularly as weather patterns change, making more extreme climate disasters the norm rather than the exception. 

The health of the higher ed built environment is an environmental issue. Therefore, the well-being of our buildings and infrastructure directly impacts the well-being of students and the environment. 

See our guide to how data visualization is changing architecture, engineering, and construction.

Designing and maintaining genuinely sustainable and resilient higher education campuses is essential to offset the potential damage caused by climate change.

3. The Smart Connected Campus

Higher education infrastructure and construction projects are increasingly using innovative digital technology to improve long-term facility management and capital planning. 

Indeed it is often said that college campuses function like small cities. This makes them an ideal testing ground for IoT initiatives that benefit city and campus residents.

Read more about how smart technology is improving the college campus.

Smart city solutions are powered by solid networks, strategic Wi-Fi, data analytics, sensors, and other IoT devices. As a result, smart city solutions deliver unprecedented insights, efficiencies, and quality-of-life improvements to campus residents. 

Projects address transportation, facilities, public safety, and wayfinding. These are all services essential to campus life. And at Intellis, we believe colleges can take this vision further, leveraging connected solutions to transform student success across all aspects of campus life. 

Learn more about how mobile technology is improving the campus experience.

In many parts of the country, cities and colleges are joining forces to build collaborative communities mutually engaged in achieving long-term health and sustainability of the built environment.

The Future of Higher Education is Brighter with Intellis

Since our founding in 1996, our mission has been dedicated to empowering our clients with the most innovative enterprise solutions. Our history is rooted in developing and implementing innovative systems of data collection. 

We aim to transform data into actionable insights that empower facility executives to maintain the physical assets in their care and improve the built environment for the future.

Schedule a demo with our experts today to learn more about how we can help improve facility management and capital planning at your higher education institution. 

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