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Green Building Awards

Green Building Awards

Sponsored by Sustainable San Mateo County and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Mateo County Chapter

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.

Nominations for the 2018 Green Building Awards are now open!


Application Materials (both forms are required):

2018 Green Building Award Application

Sustainable Buildings Checklist


Award criteria:

The Green Building Awards is open to any building constructed or remodeled within the last five 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 the application deadline (November 17, 2017). Previous entrants may re-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 

Updated 09/21/2017

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Between 2010 and 2015, the average rental cost rose by 49% and the median house sale price rose by 52% in San Mateo County.

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