CABA White Papers examine the technologies behind intelligent buildings and the connected home. Recent topics include WPT, PoE, LiFi, and cybersecurity. These reports are written to assist industry stakeholders in making informed decisions about particular products, services and technologies.

Driving the development of CABA White papers are working groups made up of CABA members and/or non-members. Scroll down for information on how to get involved, and click on a white paper for direct download.

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Leadership

Connected Home Council White Paper Subcommittee List 
Intelligent Buildings Council White Paper Subcommittee List 

Governance

CABA White Papers Terms of Reference
CABA White Paper Proposal Template

CABA White Papers in Progress

Contact Greg Walker (walker [at] caba [dot] org to become involved in any of the following white papers:

Connected Home Cybersecurity Regulations
Chair: John Devlin, P.A.ID. Strategies
Working Group to come. CLICK HERE for the proposal.

Fire Alarm Systems in Buildings
Chair: Suzanne Alfano, Canadian Fire Alarm Association
Working Group to come. CLICK HERE for the proposal.

Impacts of Automated Shading in Building Projects, Part II
Chair: Abhijeet Pande, TRC Energy Services
Working Group members: Axis Lighting, Inc. Draper, Inc. Ken Wacks Associates, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Legrand, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., Mecho, NYSERDA, PLC Multipoint, Inc., Screen Innovations, Somfy Systems, Inc., Sustainable Resources Management Inc., Vistar Energy Consulting, Window Products Management. CLICK HERE for the proposal.

Human Centric Lighting: Non-Energy Benefits of Lighting and its Smart Controls
Chair: Stan Walerczyk
Working Group members:
ArcoLogix LLC, Ken Wacks Associates, Legrand, Mecho, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), SnapAV, Syska Hennessy, UL LLC. CLICK HERE for the proposal.

Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization and its Contribution to Smart and Safe Buildings
Chair: Rajiv Sahay
Working Group members:
Pure Air Control Services. Proposal to come.

Power over Ethernet (PoE), Part II
Luis Suau, Sinclair Digital Holdings
Working Group members: Axis Lighting, Contemporary Control Systems, Ken Wacks Associates, LumenCache, Inc., National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), National Research Council Canada (NRCan), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), Renesas Electronics America, Sinclair Digital Holdings, Somfy Systems, Inc., Southwire Company, LLC, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), UL LLC. Proposal to come.

Published White Papers

Application of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) in Smart Homes and Buildings

Application of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) in Smart Homes and Buildings

November 6, 2020

Power-over-Ethernet: Basics 2020

Power-over-Ethernet: Basics 2020

September 9, 2020

What is Li-FI? The Evolution of Integrating Li-Fi Technology into Smart Lighting and Control Systems for the Intelligent Building

What is Li-FI? The Evolution of Integrating Li-Fi Technology into Smart Lighting and Control Systems for the Intelligent Building

June 26, 2020

IoT cybersecurity guidelines, standards and verification systems

IoT cybersecurity guidelines, standards and verification systems

June 10, 2019

Impacts of Automated Shading in Building Projects

Impacts of Automated Shading in Building Projects

May 2, 2019

The future delivery/business models for Smart Home services and infrastructure

The future delivery/business models for Smart Home services and infrastructure

August 15, 2018

Connected Home Use-Case Audit

Connected Home Use-Case Audit

July 10, 2018

Human Skin Cells: A Potential Source of Building Contaminants

Human Skin Cells: A Potential Source of Building Contaminants

June 15, 2018

Artificial Intelligence and the IoT Connected Home

Artificial Intelligence and the IoT Connected Home

April 14, 2018

Elevator Systems for Future Intelligent Buildings | Part 2: Remote Control and Monitoring, and Emergency Operations

Elevator Systems for Future Intelligent Buildings | Part 2: Remote Control and Monitoring, and Emergency Operations

February 18, 2018

Elevator Systems for Future Intelligent Buildings | Part 3: Dispatchers and Energy Conservation

Elevator Systems for Future Intelligent Buildings | Part 3: Dispatchers and Energy Conservation

February 10, 2018

Creating a New Deal for Buildings

Creating a New Deal for Buildings

January 10, 2018