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: Charlie Derk
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
Chair: 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.

Li-Fi: Part II
Chair: J. B. Groves, Wharton County Junior College
Working Group members: Acuity Brands, Inc., ArcoLogix LLC, SnapAV, Ken Wacks Associates, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

Published White Papers

Elevator Systems for Future Intelligent Buildings | Part 1:  Speed and Multi-dimensionality

Elevator Systems for Future Intelligent Buildings | Part 1: Speed and Multi-dimensionality

December 15, 2017

The Road to Smart Cities: Considerations for a Templated Approach

The Road to Smart Cities: Considerations for a Templated Approach

November 15, 2017

Development and Training of a Knowledge-based Workforce for the Intelligent Buildings and Connected Home Industries

Development and Training of a Knowledge-based Workforce for the Intelligent Buildings and Connected Home Industries

November 10, 2017

Intelligent Building Advances in the Quick Service Restaurant Industry

Intelligent Building Advances in the Quick Service Restaurant Industry

July 12, 2017

Home Automation Distribution Trends: An Analysis for 2017

Home Automation Distribution Trends: An Analysis for 2017

May 2, 2017

Driving Energy Efficiency & Occupant Comfort through Printable & Flexible Electronics Applications in the Next Generation Connected Home

Driving Energy Efficiency & Occupant Comfort through Printable & Flexible Electronics Applications in the Next Generation Connected Home

July 22, 2016

The Role of Hybrid AC/DC Building Microgrids in Creating a 21st Century Enernet

The Role of Hybrid AC/DC Building Microgrids in Creating a 21st Century Enernet

July 15, 2016

Printable and Flexible Electronics Enabled Intelligent Buildings

Printable and Flexible Electronics Enabled Intelligent Buildings

May 11, 2016

Project-Haystack

Project-Haystack

March 15, 2016

Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings: Preventing Vulnerability While Improving Connectivity

Cybersecurity in Smart Buildings: Preventing Vulnerability While Improving Connectivity

February 25, 2015

On Intelligent Home Offices: A Model and Potential Impacts

On Intelligent Home Offices: A Model and Potential Impacts

December 12, 2014

The Connected Car: Lifestyle Impact on Consumer and the Ecosystem

The Connected Car: Lifestyle Impact on Consumer and the Ecosystem

December 5, 2014