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INN-1 INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES & TECHNOLOGIES

Technical Clarification

Clarity on Innovation Points

Applicable to INN-1, INN-2, INN-3

Technical Clarification Number 
INN-T-OB1-2266

Guidance
2018-02-24


- Projects can achieve up to a total of 10 Innovation points + additional 5 SEC Innovation points* (15 in total) for:
Office v1.1 submissions (in South Africa and all other African countries for which Local Context Reports have been written) 
- CUSTOM Tool submissions

Projects can achieve up to a total of 5 Innovation points + additional 5 SEC Innovation points* (10 in total)  for (as per the Technical Manuals):

- Office v1 submissions (in South Africa and all other African countries for which Local Context Reports have been written)
- Retail v1 submissions (in South Africa and all other African countries for which Local Context Reports have been written)
- PEB v1 submissions (in South Africa and all other African countries for which Local Context Reports have been written)
- MUR v1 submissions (in South Africa and all other African countries for which Local Context Reports have been written)

* This is in addition to a project SEC rating i.e. a project can achieve a SEC rating AND up to 5 SEC Innovation points. This is to promote and recognise the extra ordinary effort that projects go to to achieve SEC ratings.

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Technical Clarification

"Claimed a first" Office v1 Technical Manual page 354

Erratum Number
INN1-T-OB1-1768

Guidance
2017-02-23

In the absence of a peer-reviewed publication or other research acknowledgment, the project team may submit 3 letters from  a suitably qualified professionals that is independent to the project relating to the proposed innovation. Please note these will need to be from 3 different companies.

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Erratum

Office v1 Technical Manual page 353

Erratum Number
INN1-E-OB1-0865

Guidance
2015-01-29

Credit Criteria, please add the following after the last paragraph:
“Where projects target the initiative as a ‘first’ or ’early adopter’ the first 10 (ten) Green Star SA - Office projects applying that initiative will be permitted to be awarded
innovation points. Where Design rated projects target the same innovation initiative in their As Built rating, this is considered 1 (one) project in the GBCSA’s innovation register. Refer to the GBCSA’s innovation register on their website to see whether an innovation initiative has reached its capacity of 10 projects under a certain rating tool (www.gbcsa.org.za)”
AND
Documentation requirements, delete the first sentence that reads “Innovation points are reviewed by the Assessor(s), awarded entirely at the discretion of the GBCSA, and any decision is final” and replace with “Innovation points are reviewed and awarded entirely at the discretion of the GBCSA, and any decision is final”

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