To encourage and reward builders, architects, and home owners to blend newly remodeled or constructed homes and businesses into the fabric of Minneapolis neighborhoods.
B.L.E.N.D. and EcoB.L.E.N.D Award 2013
Congratulations to the 7th annual BLEND and EcoB.L.E.N.D Recipients! The B.L.E.N.D Award recognizes homes and businesses that blend in with their neighbors and the EcoB.L.E.N.D Award recognizes the incorporation of sustainable initiatives in residential and commercial projects. See the 2013 Winners links to learn more about the projects.
See pictures from the 2013 Celebration at the Fulton Brewery
See the 2013 EcoBL.E.N.D Home in the StarTribune
The B.L.E.N.D. Award organization recognizes that redevelopment of the residential parts of the neighborhood is both a given and a positive indicator for the neighborhood. Our goals are to 1) ensure that the redevelopment builds upon the qualities that have made Minneapolis a place where people have chosen to live for so many years, 2) ensure redevelopments respect the privacy, light access, private views of neighboring properties and maintain a human scale, and 3) encourage redevelopment and construction of homes that are diverse and innovative in design but still compatible with the neighborhood.
The EcoB.L.E.N.D Awards was created to encourage and reward builders, architects and homeowners to incorporate eco-friendly design and sustainable building practices into new and remodeled projects in Minneapolis.
There are two project categories for recognition in the EcoB.L.E.N.D Award, (1) new construction, and (2) remodel/addition, for both commercial and residential projects. Any new or remodel project completed within the past five years in the City of Minneapolis is eligible. A jury of industry experts and neighbors will evaluate EcoB.L.E.N.D nominees in 4 key areas including resource efficiency, water conservation, indoor environmental quality, and energy efficiency.
2013 Entry Forms
2013 Cover Letter
BLEND Entry Form & Guidelines
EcoBLEND Entry & Guidelines