Continental Automated Buildings Association Examines Intelligent High Performance Buildings

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) – an international, not-for-profit, industry organization that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings – is conducting a collaborative research study, “Intelligent Buildings: Design & Implementation,” through its Intelligent Buildings Council. The purpose of the study is to examine the 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. It seeks an overarching view of what and how an Intelligent Building performs in the real world, addressing such issues as comfort and climate control, space utilization and flexibility, transportation systems, safety and security, and lighting implementation and design. The CABA Intelligent Buildings Council, established in 2001, seeks to strengthen the large building automation industry through innovative technology-driven research projects.

The outcomes of this collaborative research project should provide the a clear understanding of Intelligent Building design and implementation and the opportunities and solutions in relation to Intelligent Building Design. It is expected that the study will assist organizations to make sound business decisions using reliable third party qualitative and quantitative data. Frost & Sullivan –  a member of CABA – will conduct the research.

“CABA believes that high quality research focused on the proper design and implementation of building systems is crucial to staying competitive in this dynamic connected marketplace,” says Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA President & CEO. “We hope that the project will help quantify current and near-term opportunities that proper design and deployment provides to automated building management and operations.”