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 EcoBLEND Award 2013
Get ready for the 7th annual BLEND Awards, recognizing homes and businesses that blend in with their neighbors and the EcoBLEND Award, recognizing the incorporation of sustainable initiatives in residential and commercial projects.
The submission deadline is July 31, 2013. Stay tuned for an updated Cover Letter, Entry Forms and Guidelines.
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 EcoBLEND 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 EcoBLEND 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 EcoBLEND nominees in 4 key areas including resource efficiency, water conservation, indoor environmental quality, and energy efficiency.
BLEND Entry Form & Guidelines
EcoBLEND Entry & Guidelines