CPEIA launches IntelliBUILD

Peter Kallai, president and CEO of the CPEIA

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) is advancing the development and adoption of new products and applications enabled with printable, organic and flexible electronics for the intelligent building industry with IntelliBUILD. The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), which has a strategic partnership with the CPEIA, is a supporting partner for this programme.

“Our focus at the CPEIA is to foster collaboration between the creators and integrators of PE technologies, with end users in key market verticals, where we believe PE offers a compelling competitive advantage,” said Peter Kallai, president and CEO of the CPEIA. “With IntelliBUILD, we are offering a structured programme and a framework to kickstart this process in what we consider to be one of the most promising market verticals – intelligent buildings and connected homes.”

In the intelligent building or connected home, heating, lighting, ventilation, air-conditioning, security and fire systems are controlled by a distributed computer network to improve occupant comfort and operational efficiency, and to reduce energy consumption as well as operating costs.

The next generation of these systems will take advantage of new technology, including PE-enabled devices and applications, to go steps further. Examples of these applications are flexible LED and OLED lighting, photovoltaic windows that will allow a building to generate its own electricity, transparent displays that can turn glass walls into multimedia platforms, and inventory management systems that can track goods tagged with intelligent labelling as they leave or enter the premises.

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