OTTAWA - The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), through its Intelligent & Integrated Building Council and new Research Program, has announced the completion of its 2011 North American Intelligent Building Roadmap. CABA said the Roadmap research project was designed to outline long-term opportunities in the intelligent building industry. The Roadmap provides an understanding of the collective influence of emerging trends within the intelligent building industry, such as energy efficiency, renewable technology, IT convergence, and the integration of buildings with the smart grid.

The Roadmap also investigated the current and future direction of the intelligent building market in North America and the opportunities it represents for participants within the value chain. The Roadmap also sought to understand the influence of current and emerging intelligent building technology solutions, with an analysis that considers commercialization, market preferences, and product acceptance.

“The underlying purpose of the Roadmap project was to strengthen the existing industry knowledge base and perspectives on intelligent buildings,” said Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA president and CEO. “This initiative consequently established a vision for the market today and its near-term evolution by providing a framework to support players in the intelligent building arena. It is our clear expectation that this Roadmap will ultimately be used by CABA members to identify unique opportunities in the intelligent building marketplace.”

The Roadmap provides a snapshot of current market dynamics within the intelligent building industry in North America and outlines evolving trends and the long-term industry outlook. Organizations that participated in the research project included: Belimo Air Controls, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Distech Controls Inc., Echelon Corp., Honeywell International, Ingersoll Rand/Trane/Schlage, Johnson Controls, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Natural Resources Canada, Ortronics/Watt Stopper/Legrand, Optimum Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy, Philips Electronics, Schneider Electric, Siemens Industry Inc., and Sloan Monitored Systems. Frost and Sullivan, a business research and consulting firm, undertook the research.

The research has been released to these funding partners and will be made available for purchase to the rest of the industry after an embargo period. Companies inquiring about details and pricing can contact John Hall, CABA research director, at or 613-686-1814 ext. 227. More information is available at

Publication date:01/10/2011