All-Electric Leadership Awards FAQ

Go to either the residential submission form  or the commercial submission form  and, on the second question, select the response “No, just applying to be included in the All-Electric Buildings Directory.”

Award winners will be presented with a customized plaque and given the opportunity to present their leadership efforts and project during the awards ceremony. Award-winning projects also will receive a $2,000 cash award and will be acknowledged on the Peninsula Clean Energy website, on social media, and in a press release. Cash awards will be made to a single entity per winning project (that is, just the architect or the contractor or the property owner or other recipient designated by the entity submitting the application)

Eligible projects must be fully electrified projects and located or planned to be located in the County of San Mateo or the City of Los Banos. 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.

If you applied last year and were not an awards recipient, you are eligible and encouraged to apply again. Please let us know if you would like a copy of your previously submitted application. 

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 (NBI) is administering the awards in collaboration with Peninsula Clean Energy.

For questions, contact contact Izzy Sigrist, Project Analyst NBI, izzy@newbuildings.org.

November 18, 2022, 5 p.m. PT. 

All-Electric Commercial* Leader
Spotlights a commercial or multi-family residential project that demonstrates leadership by fully electrifying all buildings loads. Eligible projects must be fully electrified projects in construction or in process and must be located or planned to be located in the County of San Mateo or the City of Los Banos. Completed projects as well as those with finalized designs or currently under construction are eligible. Eligible commercial projects may be commercial or multi-family residential buildings and may be new construction or renovated projects. Two awards will be given in the All-Electric Commercial Leader category. 

*Commercial projects are defined as new construction or renovated structures, including commercial and multi-family dwellings, that utilize/d the non-residential energy code.

All-Electric Residential* Leader
Spotlights a residential project that demonstrates leadership by fully electrifying all buildings loads. Submitted projects must be fully completed with 100% of all energy loads electrified. Projects that are still in planning or construction are not eligible at this time but are encouraged to apply in the next round, if they are completed at that time. Eligible residential projects may be single family dwellings or accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and may be new construction or renovated buildings located in San Mateo County or the City of Los Banos. Two awards will be given in the All-Electric Residential Leader category. 

*Residential projects are defined as new construction or renovated structures that utilize/d the residential energy code.

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.

Teams can be located out of the area or state as long as the buildings are in San Mateo County or the City of Los Banos.

  • Project designers and design teams
  • Building owners
  • Builders
  • Energy/facility managers
  • Advocates
  • 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

PLEASE NOTE: Manufacturers can submit a building project. However, the team (of which they are part) or the building featuring their products would be eligible to win, not the manufacturer alone.

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.

If you would like to enter your project into the awards program, complete either the All-Electric Residential Leader application form or the All-Electric Commercial Leader application form. Please complete all required sections of the form.

If you applied last year and were not an awards recipient. You are eligible and encouraged to apply again. Please let us know if you would like a copy of your previously submitted application. 

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 in Spring 2023 in concert with the Sustainable San Mateo County Annual Awards. The awards ceremony is currently being developed and more details will be provided. Winners 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. If it takes place in person, winners must be available to receive the award. 

  • 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.

Contact:

Izzy Sigrist
New Buildings Institute
Izzy@newbuildings.org