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March 28, 2006 - CABA is pleased to announce two keynote speakers have been confirmed for its Intelligent Buildings Leadership Forum. The event will be held June 25-27, 2006 at the Dallas Convention Center in conjunction with Realcomm and BOMA Internationalís North American Commercial Real Estate Congress and The Office Building Show.

Featured speakers confirmed to date are: Volker Hartkopf, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Center for Building Performance; and Diagnostics at Carnegie Mellon University and Vivian Loftness, Professor and former Head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University.

This yearís Forum will provide business leaders an environment to: openly explore pressing issues facing the intelligent building industry; exchange experiences and ideas; and get a fresh insight into the challenges confronting your companies.

The Forum will be an interactive executive event designed to bring together related "large building" stakeholder groups that have a vested interest in the technology driving integrated systems and intelligent buildings. This event will become part of the research and CABA's efforts to create the Intelligent Buildings Roadmap.

PlantPROCORE "As host of the Intelligent Buildings Leadership Forum, CABA will ensure that critical issues are presented and discussed among key industry stakeholders," says Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA President & CEO. "It is CABA's intention to attract industry leaders who encourage the development and promotion of integrated systems and automation in buildings."

Delegates will actively contribute by debating the issues facing the implementation of intelligent buildings. Through participatory and facilitated discussions, attendees will learn about best practices and new technologies that can be deployed in commercial properties in order to exact cost savings and operational efficiencies. Attendees will represent a wide cross-section of intelligent building verticals, including security, lighting, HVAC, technology integration and more.

Topics for the Forumís planned breakout sessions include: cost justifying integrated systems, energy management systems, legacy system migrations, life safety and security, emerging facility management technologies, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), in-building wireless technology, and designing intelligence into buildings.

Also scheduled for the event will be a live demonstration of Open Building Information Xchange (oBIX), a standard using XML and Web Services to facilitate the exchange of information between intelligent buildings components. Included in the Forum will be study tours of intelligent buildings in the Dallas area and access to the BOMA and Realcomm tradeshows.

For a detailed program and to register for the event please visit the Leadership Forum online at: www.caba.org/leadersforum. RSVP by May 31st, as seating is limited to the first 150 executives.

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