The CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council works to strengthen the large building automation industry through innovative technology-driven research projects.

The Council was established in 2001 by CABA to specifically review opportunities, take strategic action and monitor initiatives that relate to integrated systems and automation in the large building sector.

The Council's projects promote the next generation of intelligent building technologies and incorporates a holistic approach that optimizes building performance and savings.

CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council Terms of Reference
Full Council List 

White Papers Subcommittee Terms of Reference

Meeting Agenda

CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council Meeting Agenda (June 26, 2015)
CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council Meeting Presentation (June 26, 2015)

CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council Meeting Agenda (January 27, 2015)

CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council Meeting Agenda (October 28, 2014)
CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council Meeting Presentation (October 28, 2014)

CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council Meeting Agenda (June 26, 2014)
CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council Presentation (June 26, 2014)

FLEXLAB Study Proposal

White Papers

The Impact of Cloud Computing on the Development of Intelligent Buildings
This white paper will give building management decision makers some perspective on the trend toward cloud delivery of smart building energy management solutions and key hurdles and opportunities around integrating these solutions.

Toward Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Super High-Rise Commercial Buildings
This CABA White Paper examines the driving force for zero net energy buildings, along with examining various definitions and technologies. The paper then presents a concept for a feasible net-zero solution applied to a building cluster consisting of an office building and homes.

On Intelligent Home Offices – A Model and Potential Impacts
The idea of “teleworking” or “telecommuting” or “working from home” is not new. The practice is still not very popular because most organizations lack a policy for “telecommuting.” There are two schools of thought fighting against each other related to the implementation of this practice in a broad sense. The main theme of this CABA White Paper suggests that technology is available to let employees, whose work is information-based, work at home for three or four days a week. While many employees are provided with cell and smart phones to be accessible while they work from anywhere when away from their desks, what is lacking is a cultural acceptance and clearly defined guidelines for telecommuting as part of business activities.

High-Quality Multimedia Distribution in Commercial Buildings
This CABA White Paper examines the increasing need for high-quality multimedia in commercial buildings and the options for a distribution infrastructure. The paper notes that building industry has adopted standards for a building data infrastructure that can be extended to multimedia. The paper demonstrates that there is a solution using HDBaseT technology that overcomes the limitations of HDMI, while carrying HDMI signals. The solution is cost-effective and suitable for content-protected audio and video, and can be integrated with a building data network using established installation skills and tools.

Improving Organizational Productivity with Building Automation Systems
The worldwide emphasis on energy management and sustainability has stimulated the development of new building automation and IT technology, and the adoption and integration of these systems in smart buildings. The rate of adoption is dramatically increasing, resulting in increasing numbers of organizations housed in smart buildings with advanced building control technology. Beyond resource sustainability, there is growing interest in the potential for buildings to affect the health and well-being of occupants, and the productivity of organizations. This white paper explores how the use of advanced building control technology can improve organizational productivity. It concludes with a call to action to developers, building owners, and tenant organizations to form a real estate movement that realizes the full potential of buildings to save energy and to be a factor in improving as contributors to corporate performance and environmental sustainability. “Improving Organizational Productivity with Building Automtion Systems” is a white paper resulting from the interest of the CABA member organizations in this topic and the efforts of the CABA Intelligent & Integrated Building Council (IIBC) White Papers Sub-Committee. The working group that oversaw the creation of this paper consisted of CABA members, and industry and academic representatives from: Andrews University, Oxford Properties, TD Bank Group, University of Western Ontario, and the U.S. General Services Administration.

Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings: Preventing Vulnerability While Increasing Connectivity
This CABA white paper, authored by frost & Sullivan, postulates that facilities managers should work with IT personnel to manage the high-tech aspects of building automation systems (BAS) and the cybersecurity concerns that threaten them and, by extension, the rest of the organization. The correct approach is to use a combination of both professions to safeguard the BAS.

Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council Meeting Minutes

January 27, 2015

October 28, 2014
June 26, 2014
April 2, 2014

November 19, 2013
August 22, 2013
April 24, 2013
January 29, 2013

November 29, 2012
August 14, 2012
May 9, 2012
January 24, 2012

November 4, 2011
July 6, 2011
April 9, 2011
January 31, 2011

December 3, 2010
August 6, 2010
April 22, 2010
January 25, 2010

November 5, 2009
April 24, 2009
January 26, 2009

October 17, 2008
June 17, 2008
April 18, 2008
January 22, 2008

October 12, 2007
May 25, 2007
January 30, 2007

September 29, 2006
June 26, 2006
April 27, 2006
January 24, 2006

October 21, 2005
June 29, 2005
April 27, 2005
March 7, 2005
February 8, 2005

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