The $2 million Building Innovation Fund aims to establish South Australia as the nation’s leader in demonstrating innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of existing commercial office buildings.
The Building Innovation Fund offers grants to owners of office buildings for initiatives that demonstrate new and leading edge approaches to retrofitting existing buildings and which significantly reduce building energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The Fund supports the sector agreement between the South Australian Government and the Property Council of Australia (South Australian Division) made under South Australia’s climate change legislation.
The Building Innovation Fund provides for grants in two streams:
- Capital Works – provides funding towards the implementation of projects that demonstrate leading edge approaches to retrofitting commercial office buildings
- Feasibility and Case Study – provides funding towards the completion of feasibility or case studies that demonstrate methods for implementing leading edge approaches to retrofitting commercial office buildings. Please note, the eligibility criteria for this stream have been amended to better accommodate feasibility studies involving multiple buildings owned by different owners. Consultants are now eligible to apply for studies of this nature.
Applications for Round 2 of the Building Innovation Fund close on 12 March 2010. Additional funding rounds will only be called if the grant pool is not fully allocated in the second round.
The Application Guidelines (PDF, 169kb) set out the rules for the Fund.
Applications must be submitted using the following application forms:
Application form for capital works (MS Word, 244kb)
Application form for feasibility / case studies (MS Word, 201kb)
Application form for feasibility / case studies (multiple buildings, different owners) (MS Word, 324kb). Please note, this form is to be used only when a consultant is the applicant for a feasibility / case study which applies to multiple buildings owned by different owners.
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