Green Building Award Criteria & Nominations

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These awards are given to projects that promote green, sustainable design and construction. The awards support environmental friendly and cost-effective design in architecture and recognize the architects, builders, and owners of these green buildings in San Mateo County.Submissions will be judged by an independent panel of recognized professionals in the disciplines of green and sustainable construction. Award winners will be announced in January and awards will be presented on March 26, 2015 at the Bay View Dining Room at the College of San Mateo.

2015 Application Materials: Green Building Award Application and required submittal Countywide Sustainable Buildings Checklist

Award criteria:

The Green Building Awards is open to any building constructed or remodeled within the last five (5) years and located in San Mateo County. Remodels and additions are also eligible to apply for the awards. To apply for the award your project must have completed its final inspection by November 21, 2014. Previous submittals may apply if their original projects have had additional substantial green improvements.

Each nomination will be evaluated based on how well the nominee’s actions reflect these basic green building criteria:

  • Energy Conservation and Efficiency
  • Materials and Resources
  • Footprint and Community Impact
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Water Conservation and Management
  • Innovation and Design
  • Cost Effectiveness of Construction
  • Presentation and Other Considerations

Questions? Contact SSMC at 650.638.2323 or advocate [at] sustainablesanmateo.org 

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