An application may not be successful for a number of reasons. Examples include:
- The technology/process/method may already be established and in use and therefore not considered ‘innovative’.
- The innovation may already be recognised, directly on indirectly, via existing BREEAM assessment issues (whether through the standard or exemplary assessment criteria).
- The technology/process/method may not offer a sustainability benefit for the development being assessed.
- The application form may not have been completed correctly and/or a robust enough case made for consideration in one or more key sections of the form.
- A commitment to publicise the innovation to relevant stakeholders may not have been made within the application.
- If the Innovation Application process is seen solely as a method for boosting a developments BREEAM score and real innovation has not been robustly considered and demonstrated then it is likely that approval will not be gained.