CABA Information Series

(IS-2017-1) Smart Hospitals: Security and Resilience for Smart Health Service and Infrastructures
This report looks at the effect of the Internet of Things (IoT) on hospitals, creating what can now be deemed "smart hospitals." Analyzed in this report are the threats posed to smart hospitals, which can be both malicious or related to human error, and the steps hospital executives can take to prevent them. Link.
(IS-2017-2) Amplifying Human Potential Towards Purposeful Artificial Intelligence
Infosys published 2017 guidelines for practical AI applications and implementation for CIOs. The guidelines identify current levels of AI adoption and offer decision maker perspectives, along with analysis of future market disruption. Fundamentally, the guidelines recommend a holistic view to AI adoption, suggesting how organizations can apply an array of technologies across a wider number of areas, including human resources. Link.
(IS-2017-3) Dell & Intel Future Workforce Study Global Report
Penn Schoen Berland conducted workforce surveys across multiple industries between April and May 2016. This report summarized the key findings, describing advances in communications, smart workplace technologies and emerging lifestyle trends. The outlook determines the future workforce will be mobile, productive and more capable. Link.
(IS-2017-4) Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) - Cybersecurity of Facility-related Control Systems
Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 4-010-06) were published by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, U.S. Department of Defence. The document provides requirements for incorporating cybersecurity into the design of facility-related control systems. UFC system provides planning, design, construction, sustainment, restoration, and modernization criteria, which applies to military departments, defense agencies, and DoD field activities. UFC shall be used for all DoD projects and work for other customers where appropriate. Link.
(IS-2017-5) The Sustainability of Net Metering
This report by Meridian Energy Policy for Electric Markets Research Foundation provides an understanding of how net metering affects the costs and revenues for operating and maintaining rooftop solar photovoltaic systems on the electricity system. Two interactive models are proposed that quantify the benefits of displaced marginal costs, reduction of equipment loading, and the impact of increased market penetration. Link.
(IS-2017-6) Houzz Smart Home Trends Study and CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) surveyed almost 1000 people renovating homes. About 45% installed some automation. Preferred systems were security, entertainment, climate control (especially thermostats), and lighting. 25% used voice recognition; 30% used a central controller. Top reasons given for not automating were lack of interest, cost, and concerns for loss of privacy. Link.
(IS-2017-7) Boston Community Energy Study
The Boston Community Energy Study explores the potential for local energy generation, district energy and microgrids. The Study was a collaboration between The Mayor’s Office of Environment Energy and Open Spaces, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), MIT Sustainable Design Lab and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Link.
(IS-2017-8) (IS-2017-78) Redefining the Executive View of Facility Management (FM)
This report identifies the emerging new role of Facility Management (FM) Executives in strategic planning and operations. The changing roles take many forms and ultimately have an effect on the perception of FM by C-Suite executives and industry success in positioning itself as a valued strategic partner to the business beyond facility technical day-to-day operations. Link.
(IS-2017-9) How Facility Data Drives Performance and Investments
This report was prepared in March 2017 by Dude Solutions and deals with the use of data and business intelligence for efficient operation of facilities along with the associated constraints. Topics covered include growing demand for facilities data, obstacles to accessing the data, type of data needed, using data, improving equipment performance, keys to success, and acting on improvement opportunities. Link.
(IS-2017-10) National BIM Guide for Owners
This report from the National Institute of Building Sciences proposes essentials for BIM and options for owners who wish to go beyond minimum requirements. The report outlines how to develop and implement requirements for the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for internal policies and procedures, and explains how to include these requirements in contracts to plan, design, construct and operate buildings. Link.
 (IS-2017-11) High Performance - Making the Buildings-Energy Equation Sustainable
Transformation of the building-energy equation at an affordable price is possible today. The emerging conception of buildings can be reduced to four principles. Buildings should be viewed as: 1. a whole composed of integrated systems and sub-systems; 2. integrated with a larger community of buildings; 3. integrated with electricity generation and distribution systems; 4. performing over a lifecycle within a community lifecycle. Link.
(IS-2017-12) The Future of Smart Systems and IoT Analytics
This report was prepared in February 2017 by Harbor Research and deals with a new machine data management and analytics platform SkyFoundry. Topics covered include machine intelligence and analytics, current computing paradigms and challenges posed by IoT, SkySpark platform for IoT computing, cyber-physical computing, IoT data and analytics, application of SkySpark for data interpretation, and Project Haystack the “mark-up language” for data. Link.