In office statistics, there are often two concepts in use: occupancy and utilization. Based on the data that we have, we chose to show utilization rates in Orbit Mission Control.

Simplified, a "utilization" rate shows how many hours a space (meeting room, desk area) has been booked compared with the total hours that it *could* have been booked (the maximum capacity).

The calculation we use to display utilization values is:

**Booking duration** / **maximum capacity** * 100 = **Utilization %**

As an example:

A meeting room at your location is available to be booked from 8:00-16:00h. That's maximum 7 hours. You receive two bookings: one from 8:00-10:00 (2 hours), another from 13:00-15:00h (2hours). In total, that meeting room is booked for 4 hours out of 8 available hours, so 4 hours remain free. This would give you a utilization rate of

**(2 booked hours + 2 booked hours) / 8 available hours = 0.5**

For percentage, we need to multiply 0.5 by 100, which then gives a

**utilization rate of** **50 % **

If your location has rooms and desks, you can choose which utilization rate you want to see:

When you hover over the graph, the utilization rate for that day is shown. (On mobile it is shown when you tap inside the graph):

Now we know how utilization rate for one day is calculated. But what about a week or a month or on average? It's pretty similar!

When displaying

**utilization**for a whole week, we use the**maximum capacity**and multiply by the days of a week the space was available to be booked.When displaying

**average utilization**, we use 3-months worth of data to calculate these values.

You see last week's and the average utilization rate on the top of the page in the "insights cards":