Continental Automated Buildings Association
|Area served||North America|
|Focus(es)||home and building automation technologies|
|Method(s)||market research, member networking|
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies in North America.
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's mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives.
The organization was originally founded in 1988 as the Canadian Automated Buildings Association. The 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 the National Research Council of Canada.
In 2006, CABA acquired the Internet Home Alliance, an association of technology companies committed to research and development within the intelligent home sector.
- Mayer, R. 1999. Scientific Canadian: Invention and Innovation for Canada's National Research Council. Vancouver: Raincoast Books.