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Harbor Research, Inc. was commissioned by CABA to study the current state and future roadmap for the smart home market. The report seeks to understand how use cases, customer environments and buying behaviors, and evolving ecosystem interactions all impact and influence the development of the connected home market. Parallel quantitative and qualitative primary analysis were undertaken along with supplementary market research and analysis; a consumer survey was developed and... Details
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This research project provides a comprehensive examination of how to monetize intelligent buildings from the perspective of building owners, developer, solution providers (OEM manufacturers and service providers) and other stakeholders. This research includes: stakeholder analysis, business opportunities, technical barriers and opportunities, future market direction, issues, use-cases and industry recommendations.
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There is a renewed interested in the connected home energy sector which is driven not only by the dramatic increase in the Internet of Things, but also by the large projected increases in home energy costs throughout North America. This research would address the many challenges and opportunities surrounding the need for more energy efficient homes. This research will utilize both qualitative (in-depth interviews) and quantitative (consumer or industry questionnaires) research to... Details
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The purpose of this research is to address the approach and application of technical design in intelligent high-performance buildings from the perspective of architects, building engineers, designers, OEM hardware/software providers, service providers and facility managers. This research will provide a comprehensive examination of all the major aspects of intelligent building design and implementation, including: state of the market, key industry players, business opportunities,... Details
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This $150,000 US CABA research study was completed by Harbor Research and consisted of 1,500+ surveys of OEMs, service provides, tenants, and owners, as well as 60 in-depth interviews with industry leaders. The 242 page research report is a comprehensive examination of all the major aspects of Internet of Things (IoT) related to Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs), including: state of the market, trends, business opportunities, technical barriers and opportunities, future market direction,... Details
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This report provides a framework by which vendors of “better buildings” technologies and their clients can value the effects of these technologies on organizational productivity metrics. In most cases, the better buildings approaches addressed are technologies facilitated by advanced building automation systems (BAS), or are whole-building strategies (e.g., green building certification) that typically include superior BAS features. Despite widespread recognition that better building... Details
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The proliferation of Internet of Things technology related to buildings has caused a dramatic shift from few siloed building systems to an interconnected system of devices and sensors that have the ability to collect and share data within and across buildings. This, in turn, has created a large opportunity to increase the efficiency, security, productivity, occupancy comfort and profitability of buildings as relevant IoT data can be analyzed remotely and actionable information can... Details
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The Cybersecurity and the Connected Home research study examined the proliferation of connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the home and how it has created many new cybersecurity risks. This CABA Connected Home Council (CHC) research utilized both industry expert interviews and consumer surveys to examine all the major aspects of cybersecurity in the home. Some of the topics covered include: cybersecurity trends, public concern and awareness of cybersecurity, how... Details
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FREE TO MEMBERS. The main purpose of the research was to improve understanding of residential Smart Grid development and deployment in the following areas: identifying market demand and growth areas for new products; comparing competing product strategies and communication of competitors; determining product preferences for end-users; developing messaging that resonates with the target audience; defining critical success factors to expand product offerings to end-user markets; and... Details
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FREE TO MEMBERS. CABA commissioned Navigant Research to study new tools and resources emerging in the market to help companies filter, analyze, and use Big Data collected from their intelligent and integrated buildings. Leveraging Big Data will enable a better understanding of customer behaviors, competition, and
market trends. Research on utilizing Big Data from building systems is crucial to staying competitive in this dynamic connected marketplace.
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FREE TO MEMBERS. The overall purpose of this study was to identify and understand the imperfections and inconsistencies that exist in adopting project evaluation techniques and cost justification tools in intelligent buildings projects, as well as making investment decisions on intelligent technologies. Critical areas were assessed to enable project sponsors to identify ways of increasing adoption of lifecycle costing, unify stakeholder decision-making processes, identify... Details
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FREE TO MEMBERS. The broad purpose of this collaborative research study was to identify, define and size the principle business opportunities presented by the growth of smart grids, in relation to intelligent buildings. The research provides a market size forecast and roadmap for smart grid and intelligent buildings, contributing to business process transformation deemed necessary to capitalize on investments in smart technology.
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FREE TO MEMBERS. Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings are an emerging trend in response to energy efficiency and carbon reduction policies, as well as market interest in ‘green and sustainable’ environments. However, there has been a consistent gap in information concerning the control systems applied in these leading edge buildings. The outcomes of this collaborative research project can help fill that gap and enable a better understanding for CABA and its members and the building and... Details