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
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.
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