All-Electric Leadership Awards FAQ
Eligible projects must be fully electrified projects and located or planned to be located in the County of San Mateo. They may be new construction or renovated projects.
For the All-Electric Commercial Leader awards, completed projects as well as those with finalized designs or currently under construction are eligible. Projects may be commercial or multi-family residential buildings.
For the All-Electric Residential Leader awards, only completed projects are eligible. Single family dwellings or accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are eligible.
The Peninsula Clean Energy All-Electric Leadership Awards have been initiated by Peninsula Clean Energy. The awards intend to raise the profile of all-electric buildings and recognize leaders in the community. New Buildings Institute is administering the awards in collaboration with Peninsula Clean Energy.
For questions, contact Reilly Loveland, project manager NBI, Reilly@newbuildings.org
November 17, 2021, 5 p.m. PT.
- All-Electric Commercial Leader – Modernization
- All-Electric Commercial Leader – New Construction
- Single Family Residential – Modernization
- Single Family Residential – New Construction
A disclosure statement will be included in your directory submission. Projects submitted to the online directory may be selected by Peninsula Clean Energy to be featured on our website and in social media. Featured projects will be showcased through images and a short narrative. Please be sure to specify any information that you are submitting but do not want disclosed. Single-family residential addresses will never be published but zip codes or neighborhoods may be disclosed, unless requested otherwise.
- Project designers and design teams
- Building owners
- Energy/facility managers
- Community organizers
- Building occupants
- Nonprofits and staff
- Business leaders and staff
- Institutions (military, higher education, etc.) and staff
- City, county and other local government entities and staff
Up to a total of four awards may be given in the categories described above. Featured projects will be showcased through images and a short narrative. Please be sure to specify if there is information you have submitted that you do not want disclosed. Single-family residential addresses will never be published but zip codes or neighborhoods may be disclosed, unless requested otherwise.
Awards will be evaluated based on weighted criteria developed by Peninsula Clean Energy and state and regional building design and electrification experts. The projects submitted will be evaluated based on leadership, innovation, building energy impact, building design and operations, and quality of the application narrative. The evaluation weighting criteria is below.
The Awards Selection Committee will review each application based on demonstration of leadership, innovation, building energy impact and quality of the application as indicated above. Applications will have multiple reviewers to score each application, and these scores will be discussed among the panel members.
Awards will be presented online in Spring 2022 in concert with the Sustainable San Mateo County Annual Awards. The awards ceremony is currently being developed and more details will be provided. Winners must be available to receive the award and will be invited to create a presentation about the project highlights. It is not yet decided if this awards program will be virtual or in person.
- Complete the commercial or residential online application with all required sections completely filled out.
- Images: 1-5 photos of your leadership effort and photo release to allow use of photo in awards media materials or for use in the All-Electric Showcase section of our website.
- Disclosure confirmation: Affirmation to disclose award application information provided unless otherwise noted.