Innovation Challenges are designed to encourage and direct investment in solutions that address a wide range of social, economic and environmental sustainability issues. Some Innovation Challenges will take the form of new credits, while others will simply identify sustainability issues that additional research and innovation will help to address.
Based on the rapid uptake of Innovation Challenges to-date and feedback received from project teams, a review has seen the retirement of some Innovation Challenges and others have been absorbed into updated versions of the Rating Tools.
The following table provides an overview of all Innovation Challenges and how they apply to all rating tools.
Some Innovation Challenges have additional resources these are included in the table below.
|Current Innovation Challenges||Green Star - Communities||Green Star - Design & As Built||Green Star - Interiors||Green Star - Performance||Additional Resources|
|Affordable Housing||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Asset Resilience||Yes||Submission Template|
|Building Air Tightness||Yes*||Yes*||Submission Template|
|Carbon Neutral Construction Service||Yes||Submission Template|
|Carbon Positive – Existing Buildings||Yes||Submission Template|
|Carbon Positive – New Buildings||Yes||Submission Template|
|Carbon Positive – New Fitouts||Yes||Submission Template|
|Cleaning Accountability Framework||Yes||Submission Template|
|Community Benefits||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Contractor Education||Yes*||Yes*||Yes*||Submission Template|
|Contribution to Industry Benchmarking||Yes||Submission Template|
|Culture, Heritage and Identity||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Energy Metering Integrity||Yes*||Yes*||Yes*||Submission Template|
|Financial Transparency||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|GECA Certified Waste Collection Services Standard||Yes||Submission Template|
|High Performance Site Offices||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Homes for Homes - Social and Affordable Housing||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Incorporation of Indigenous Design||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Integrating Healthy Environments||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Local Procurement||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Marketing Excellence||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Occupant Engagement||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Powered by Renewables||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Reconciliation Action Plan||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Residential Performance||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Responsible Carbon Impacts||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Smart Precincts||Yes||Submission Template|
|Social Return on Investment||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
|Tenancy Energy Disclosure||Yes||Submission Template|
|Universal Design||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Submission Template|
*Please refer to the Innovation Challenge Fact Sheet and Submission Guidelines, some Innovation Challenges are no longer eligible in updated rating tools.
The 'Innovation Challenges Submission Template' must be completed in order to make an Innovation Challenge claim. Please see the ‘How Documentation is Described in the Submission Guidelines’ section within the Introduction for further guidance on Documentation Requirements for project submissions.
If you're curious to understand how Innovation Challenges are being used by project teams since their release, take a look at the Innovation Challenges summary report.
If you have a question about any of these Innovation Challenges or Innovation generally, contact us by submitting a Technical Question.
Do you want to propose a new Innovation Challenge for everyone to use? Contact us by submitting an Innovation Challenge Proposal.
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