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Why we're excited to attend the Higher Ed Facilities Forum

Are you headed to the Higher Ed Facilities Forum (HEFF) this weekend? The Intellis team will be there, and it would be great to see you too!

The Intellis team is pleased to announce that we are attending this year's Higher Ed Facilities Forum (HEFF) from November 13th to 15th at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Palm Springs, California! 

Now more than ever, we look forward to collaborating with higher education facility leaders from colleges and universities across the nation.

The Intellis team is excited to explore new ideas, participate in illuminating roundtables, and discover new perspectives about the future of higher ed facilities!

Making the Future of Higher Education Brighter with Intellis

At Intellis, our mission is to empower our clients with innovative B2B solutions that make facility capital planning more efficient and effective. Our history is rooted in developing and implementing intelligent data collection systems for facility condition assessments and capital planning. 

We aim to transform data into insights that empower facility executives to be more strategic about facility capital planning so they can improve the built environment for the future.

Why we're excited to attend the Higher Ed Facilities Forum

The Higher Ed Facilities Forum, or HEFF for short, is an annual retreat to connect and inform higher ed facilities leaders.

Since then, HEFF has evolved into a community that unites the industry year-round through in-person gatherings, digital roundtables, webcasts, and custom content. In addition, it is a platform for those shaping the future of the campus experience.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced higher ed to make drastic changes in how it perceives higher education delivery. Now more than ever, facilities leaders and industry partners need to collaborate and share ideas and best practices to remain adaptable to future changes. 

Now let's discuss why we are excited to attend HEFF!

The Connected Campus

Increasingly, higher education infrastructure projects employ innovative digital technology to improve long-term facility capital planning. 

Often it is said that college campuses function like small cities, which makes them ideal testing grounds for IoT initiatives that have the potential to benefit city and campus residents.

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

Innovative campus solutions are powered by reliable 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. 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.

Climate Resilience and The Adaptable Campus 

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 on how data visualization changes 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.

Reimagining 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 makes capital planning for higher education more efficient.

It's no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic forced many industries to re-examine and reimagine 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.  

We hope to see you there!

This year's conference looks excellent, from the seaside jeep tour to the scenic welcome reception. But most of all, we are excited to connect with thought leaders involved with higher education facilities management and capital planning, discovering new technology, and sharing ideas.

Talk to us directly to learn more about Intellis and our solutions for Higher Education Facilities Capital Planning!

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