"Claimed a first" Office v1 Technical Manual page 354
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.
Office v1 Technical Manual page 353
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)”
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”