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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Richard JacksonPresident, IEC Systems

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

High-Quality Multimedia Distribution in Commercial Buildings

High-Quality Multimedia Distribution in Commercial Buildings

November 25, 2014

Improving Organizational Productivity With Building Automation Systems

Improving Organizational Productivity With Building Automation Systems

November 6, 2014

Towards Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Super High-Rise Commercial Buildings

Towards Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Super High-Rise Commercial Buildings

June 15, 2014

The Impact of Cloud Computing on the Development of Intelligent Buildings

The Impact of Cloud Computing on the Development of Intelligent Buildings

January 18, 2013