Last edited 08 Mar 2021

Continental Automated Buildings Association CABA



[edit] Introduction

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international, non-profit association that supports the advancement of intelligent home and commercial building technologies. The organisation’s stated vision is to 'empower connectivity among people, spaces and technology for a better tomorrow’.

Its membership includes organisations involved with the development, production, installation and sale of equipment associated with building automation. Public organisations, including utilities and government entities, are also members.

[edit] History

In 1988, the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) was launched. The organisation was originally the Canadian Automated Buildings Association. Founding members included Bell Canada, Bell-Northern Research, Ontario Hydro, Hydro-Québec, Consumers Gas, Canadian Home Builders’ Association, the Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association of Canada, Industry Canada, Minto Developments Inc. and NRCan.

In 2006, the organisation acquired the Internet Home Alliance, a group of technology companies involved in research designed to advance the connected home market.

In 2010, the CABA Research Programme was launched, directed by its Board of Directors. The Programme conducts research for residential systems and large building technologies. Non-members can access the research archive (2014 to 2016) and review report summaries from the organisation’s Public Research Library.

[edit] Additional activities

CABA supports industry dialogue by establishing committees and councils. Some of these groups encourage collaboration between members of the large building sector, industry and government entities and disparate intelligent building technologies. The organisation has also been involved in the creation of open source standards as well as an intelligent building ranking system and other protocols related to interoperability.

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