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The Continental Automated Buildings Association recently released its new Intelligent Buildings Roadmap. The Roadmap is a collaborative industry-funded research project designed to update CABA's Technology Roadmap (TRM) for Intelligent Buildings, a research report released in 2002.

The Roadmap's primary objective is to identify strategies for developing intelligent buildings that have the greatest potential to drive broad acceptance. The report examines the challenges facing intelligent building implementation within North America and identifies the market developments and industry initiatives needed to support the wider adoption of these technologies.

The report, authored by Building Intelligence Group LLC, employs qualitative market research including focus groups, interviews, and trend analysis to conclude that a series of barriers inhibit industry growth. The report recommends a complete strategy to remove these barriers, and surveys the sentiments of industry stakeholders.

Organizations that funded the Intelligent Buildings Roadmap include Cisco Systems, Direct Energy, ESC Automation/Delta Controls, Johnson Controls, HID Corporation, Honeywell International, Tridium, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Legrand North America, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., Panduit Corp., Siemens Building Technologies, TAC, Trane, and InfoComm International.

The report will be released on August 1, 2007 and is available for pre-order. For more information about the report, including the report's executive summary, please go to: www.caba.org/ibrm.

Join CABA Today!
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a not-for-profit industry association that promotes advanced technologies for the automation of homes and buildings in North America.

VISION
CABA is a knowledge-based forum for industry leaders who advance the use of technology and integrated systems in the global home and building industry.

MISSION
We are dedicated to advancing technology and integrated systems in homes and buildings, creating opportunities for our members' business activities and serving as a preferred global source of information, knowledge and networking for key stakeholders.

GOALS
1. To be recognized as the knowledge-based forum for leaders who advance the definition, development and delivery of the use of technology and integrated systems in the global home and building industry.
2. To provide members with timely and valuable information, products and services.
3. To encourage research and development in the use of technology and integrated systems in homes and buildings.
4. To represent CABA membership interests to selected external bodies.
5. To encourage creation of industry-wide interoperability of protocols and standards.
6. To maintain financial stability and seek opportunities to maximize member dues and non-dues revenue.
7. To ensure a strong, efficient and effective governance and a supportive administrative team.

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The organization is supported by an international membership of nearly 400 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members.

CABA members realize increased revenues through our market development activities, network opportunities and collaborative research.

By joining CABA your company receives:
. Cost savings in research and travel
. Competitive, timely industry intelligence and research
. Promotion of your firm's products and services
. Opportunities to influence industry trends
. Access to participate in collaborative research projects

CABA membership entitles companies to access:
Publications
CABA's searchable online publications offer your company valuable, timely and competitive intelligence on the integrated systems industry.
Publications include the CABA eBulletin, Information Series, Event Reports and iHomes & Buildings magazine.

Networking Opportunities
As a CABA member, you will benefit from CABA's knowledge and contacts to over 25,000 industry professionals in the building automation and integration sector.

Promotional Support
As a member, your media releases will be made available to a targeted group of industry contacts and as an added value you will receive complimentary product and service listings on our Web site.

Technology Updates
CABA is a forum for promoting interoperability and information sharing among standards and protocol groups.

Research
CABA also leads a cross-industry network of leading companies engaged in collaborative research. Emerging as a world leader in consumer, home and large building market research, CABA maintains an online research library that contains millions of dollars of research. Access to this library is included with membership.

Learn more about CABA at www.caba.org. Join today by contacting Fred Bryson, CABA's Business Development Manager at 613.686.1814 x226 or by email by bryson@caba.org.

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