Joint effort builds on need to modernize buildings to reduce carbon emissions
REDWOOD CITY, CA – Peninsula Clean Energy and New Buildings Institute have launched the call for entries for their second joint awards program spotlighting all-electric building innovation across San Mateo County.
這 全電動領導獎和名錄 invites designers, builders, developers and owners of all-electric, high performance residential and commercial buildings in San Mateo County to submit projects for awards. Projects will also be included on an ongoing basis in an online directory that tracks and showcases local projects.
The deadline for 2022 award submissions is November 17, 2021 and more details can be found at PenCleanEnergy.com/all-electric-awards-2022.
This second-annual building electrification competition includes updated award categories from last year’s competition to better emphasize the importance of modernizing buildings. Since the average age of buildings in San Mateo County is more than 52 years, this increases the likelihood of widespread inefficient building envelopes, electrical and mechanical systems.
Greenhouse gasses resulting from the use of methane gas in heating and other applications in buildings represent at least 30 percent of all such heat-trapping emissions in San Mateo County.
“As the impacts from climate change increase, the need to reduce heat-trapping methane emissions from our aging buildings is critical to address,” Peninsula Clean Energy CEO Jan Pepper said. “This year’s suite of awards in particular will showcase innovation that can make lasting emission-reduction improvement and raise the profile of building electrification in our service area and across the state and nation.”
Up to four awards and other public recognition will be given in two categories:
All-Electric Commercial Leader
Spotlights only fully-electric commercial or multi-family residential buildings that are completed, currently under construction or have finalized designs. All buildings must be located or planned to be located in the County of San Mateo. Eligible projects include both renovated buildings and new construction.
All-Electric Residential Leader
Spotlights only fully-electric residential projects that have already been completed within the County of San Mateo. Eligible residential projects may be single family dwellings or accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Eligible projects include both renovated buildings and new construction.
Winners will be selected by a panel of independent state and regional building design and electrification experts. Projects will be evaluated based on leadership, innovation, building energy impact, building design and operations and quality of the application narrative. Find out more about the scoring criteria in the 常見問題解答.
Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) is also accepting nominations for its 2022 Sustainability Awards, as well as the Green Building Award, which it co-sponsors with the San Mateo County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Details are available at https://sustainablesanmateo.org/home/2022-call-for-nominations/.
All of these awards will be presented at The All-Electric Building Leadership Awards hosted by SSMC in spring 2022.
半島清潔能源是社區選擇聚合機構。它是聖馬刁縣的官方電力供應商，並從 2022 年開始成為洛斯巴諾斯市的官方電力供應商。該機構成立於 2016 年，其使命是減少該縣的溫室氣體排放，每年提供超過 3,500 吉瓦時的電力，100% 無碳且成本低於 PG&E，為 295,000 名客戶提供服務。作為一個社區主導的非營利機構，半島清潔能源公司對其社區進行了大量投資，以擴大獲得可持續和負擔得起的能源解決方案的機會。半島清潔能源公司預計在 2025 年之前提供 100% 再生電力。該機構已獲得穆迪和惠譽的投資等級信用評級。關注我們： PenCleanEnergy.com, 推特, Facebook 和 領英.
新建築研究所 (NBI) 是一個非營利組織，致力於顯著提高建築環境的能源績效，從而提高能源效率並減少碳排放。 NBI 正在管理半島清潔能源全電力建築領導獎計畫。了解更多信息，請訪問 http://www.newbuildings.org