Intelligent Buildings and Big Data CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council (IIBC) Landmark Research 2014

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1 Intelligent Buildings and Big Data CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council (IIBC) Landmark Research BACKGROUND The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies. CABA is an international association, with over 300 major private and public technology organizations committed to research and development within the intelligent building and connected home sectors. Association members are involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products for home and building automation. CABA is a leader in initiating and developing cross-industry collaborative research, under the CABA Research Program. CABA has two councils, the Connected Home Council (CHC) focusing on residential homes and the Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council (IIBC) focusing on larger commercial buildings. Each council produces one collaborative Landmark Research project per year which is fully funded by CABA member sponsors. Each Landmark Research project is directed by a steering committee made up of project sponsors. The steering committee provides feedback and input throughout the course of the research to help define the scope, direction, and methodology. CABA and the project steering committee commission a research firm to conduct the research while CABA provides project management. The Intelligent and Integrated Buildings Market is a fast evolving segment that is being influenced by a number of emerging industry trends and pressing hot button issues. At CABA s Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum held at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA on November 19, 2013 attendees participated in a research ideation session to generate topics and select the next Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council (IIBC) Landmark Research Project for Several excellent ideas were generated, the top two (2) topics were voted on by the IIBC, and Intelligent Buildings and Big Data was selected as the Landmark Research Project for There is a consensus in the industry, that the proliferation of intelligent devices and internet technologies has created an exponential increase in the volume, velocity, and variety of data. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as Big Data. Current data management systems are not capable of processing this new influx of data, and as a result companies are forced to ignore the majority of the data available. The goal of this research is to examine new tools and resources that can help companies filter, analyze, and use Big Data collected from intelligent & integrated buildings. Leveraging Big Data will enable a better 1

2 understanding of customer behaviours, competition, and market trends. Research on utilizing Big Data from building systems is crucial to staying competitive in this dynamic connected marketplace. The research will look at what is being done with Big Data from a data analytics perspective, in an attempt to identify best practices in the intelligent building industry. Challenges, perceptions, security, privacy, and regulatory issues will also be addressed. This research will not simply identify the common concerns regarding the over-abundance of Big Data from intelligent buildings; it will specifically highlight how Big Data can be used more effectively by each segment of the intelligent building industry, ensuring that the market segment of each sponsor is addressed. 2. PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH The purpose of this research is to examine new tools and resources that can help companies filter, analyze, and use data collected from intelligent and integrated buildings. Research questions to be answered: What intelligent building and integrated building technologies will help facilitate the use of Big Data? What are the common data analytic tools used in intelligent buildings, and what are their strengths and weaknesses? What are the barriers of adoption of data analytics for various segments of the intelligent building industry? What are the industry s best practices concerning the utilization of Big Data? What are the industry s concerns surrounding the volume, velocity, and variety of data from intelligent buildings? How are the concerns of the volume, velocity, and variety of data being addressed in intelligent buildings? What are the perceptions of Big Data to stakeholders, building owners, operators, and consumers? What are the security, regulation, and privacy concerns of data utilization in intelligent buildings? 2

3 How is data being used currently by manufacturers, utilities, service providers, building owners, operators, and consumers? How important is data storage and the cloud? What is the relationship between mobile applications and Big Data? How much data is needed for manufacturers, utilities, service providers, building owners, operators, tenants and customers? 3. RESEARCH VENDOR QUALIFICATIONS Overarching criteria will be determined by the Research Steering Committee and the CABA Research Director, via competitive bid criteria and process. At a minimum, the research firm will have a history of working and conducting research relating to connected homes and/or intelligent buildings. 4. STRATEGIC VALUE OF THE STUDY The outcomes of this collaborative research project should provide the Steering Committee members a clear understanding of the opportunities and solutions of managing data derived from intelligent buildings. This research will examine how data from intelligent buildings can be more efficiently filtered, analyzed, and ultimately used by all segments of the industry. This information will eventually lead to great productivity, reliability, efficiency, and operational control of intelligent buildings. 5. PROJECT SCOPE The scope of the project (how many ecosystems will be explored), will be defined further by the Steering Committee once the project is awarded. Once defined, it will provide a thorough examination of the key ecosystems opportunities. 3

4 6. STUDY APPROACH and RESEARCH METHODOLOGY This Landmark Research will leverage several different methodologies to maximize the value of and validate the deliverables. Review and Analyze Existing Applicable CABA and Non-CABA Industry Research: The research will leverage past CABA research and/or other relevant industry research, as well as CABA membership thought leaders to create a base from which the Steering Committee and research firm can begin to develop concept hypotheses for testing. Methodologies to be considered for opportunity identification and vetting: Qualitative Research (In-depth or Delphi Interviews) and Quantitative Research will be used. 7. PROJECT DELIVERABLES It is suggested that the deliverables for this project should consist of the following: Research kick-off webinar presentation to help promote the project to existing members and potential sponsors Formal presentation with the project steering committee to outline the research purpose, scope, objectives, approach, and timelines. Bi-weekly conference call meetings with Steering Committee sponsors to communicate; progress, preliminary findings, approvals of research methodologies, and next steps. Depending on the stage of the study, updates may at times replace conference call meetings. Refined definitions and supporting illustrations of the final concept hypothesis opportunities. Opportunity roadmap that ranks, validates, and maps the concept hypothesis opportunities. Upon completion of the research, there will be a presentation outlining the complete research findings via a webinar presentation to the research sponsors. Following this presentation, the sponsors can provide feedback and direction for the production of the final report. 4

5 Delivery of the final Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Print Ready electronic color full PDF report including executive summary, detailed findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Each sponsor will also receive a complete electronic and hard copy of the research report and PowerPoint presentation. 8. PROPOSED TIMELINE Timeline details will be finalized during the initial planning session by a selected research firm and the Steering Committee. This timeline is tentatively based on the scope of the project as defined in this document. Depending on the breadth of agreed specification, estimated project duration is eighteen (18) weeks, from Prospectus development to final report delivery. Steering Committee members will be asked to provide valued input to project development and serve on the RFP Team Selection Committee, before the project Kick-Off meeting. The selected research firm, in conjunction with the CABA Research Director, will prepare detailed timelines, project milestones, responsibilities, and action/delivery dates; as agreed to by the Steering Committee. Bi-weekly conference calls with the Steering Committee will serve to keep sponsors abreast of progress, developments, and key findings. The following outline may be adjusted, pending confirmation of tasks and timing: IIBC Landmark Research 2014: Intelligent Buildings and Bid Data DRAFT/ESTIMATED Activity Anticipated Date Research Set-up and Kick-off Meeting Secondary Research Primary Research Analysis and Reviews Draft Final Report Delivery Report Presentation Research Team Conference with Steering Committee, review and incorporation of feedback Final Report Delivery and Closure To Be Decided () 5

6 9. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Diamond Sponsor ($5K): Name and logo will be placed on the front page of the research report, slide deck, media releases, and marketing material. Will have the opportunity to participate in the final research presentation. Will received the final research report four (4) months before it will be available to the public. Emerald Sponsor ($10K): All benefits of the Diamond Sponsor. Will be on the Steering Committee and allowed to: define the research scope and methodology, provide feedback and input regarding the direction of the study, and participate in Steering Committee conference calls. Ruby Sponsor ($15K): All benefits of the Emerald Sponsor. Will receive a case study within the research that is specifically tailored to the sponsor s organization. With the direction of the research firm, the sponsor will get to select the scope and methodology of this case study to address their specific interests. Note: All funds are in US dollars 10. PREVIOUS CABA RESEARCH CABA has undertaken a number of Landmark and Multi-Client Boutique research projects. To better understand the research that CABA has completed, please review these Executive Summaries: Life Cycle Costing of Intelligent Buildings 2013: (Full Report and PowerPoint Presentation) Intelligent Buildings and the Bid Specification Process 2013: Smart Grid Impact on Intelligent Buildings 2011: Market Size in North America 2010: 6

7 Bright Green Buildings: Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings 2008: (Full Report and PowerPoint Presentation) 11. CONTACT INFORMATION: Greg Walker CABA Research Director ext. 227 Website: George Grimes CABA Business Development Manager ext. 226 Website: 7