The $2 million Building Innovation Fund was established in 2008 to demonstrate innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of existing commercial buildings.
The fourth and final round of funding closed on 24 February 2012. The fund offered grants to owners of office buildings and some hotels and shopping centres for initiatives that demonstrated new and leading edge approaches to reducing a building's energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
The fund supported the commercial property sector agreement between the Government of South Australia and the Property Council of Australia (South Australian Division) made under commercial property sector agreement between the Government of South Australia and the Property Council of Australia (South Australian Division) made under South Australia's climate change legislation.
Funding was offered in two streams: capital works and feasibility/case study.
See a list of completed projects.
Capital works for a solar facade
Location: 164 Fullarton Road, Dulwich.
Grant amount: $240,000
Design and construction of a west-facing facade consisting of solar panels and solar glass (translucent PV cells).
Installation of a tri-generation plant in an existing commercial building
Location: 91-97 Grenfell St, Adelaide
Grant Amount: $270,000
Installation of a tri-generation plant, a revised heating plant and hot water coils into the air-conditioning system of an existing commercial office building. The project will demonstrate how to integrate cogeneration technology into older buildings and the energy efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas reductions that can be achieved.
Installation of a sustainable energy system
Location: 1 King William Street, Adelaide
Grant amount: $453,000
Installation of a sustainable energy system, consisting of a tri-generation plant, a contemporarily-designed large scale solar PV installation and a façade protection and insulation system.