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Murphy Brothers Of Mamaroneck Earns Building Industry Honors

Murphy Brothers of Mamaroneck team members recent awards with project leaders and officials . Left to right are Michael Murphy, Diane Murphy, Lois Arena, Laura Murphy, C.J. Murphy, Norton Wheeler, Nils Fredricksen and Chris Murphy. Photo Credit: Contributed
Left to right are: Henry Rozewski, HBRACT Treasurer, Norton Wheeler, 2015 President of HBRA of CT, Michael Murphy, Adam Sollner. Mark Paille, Chris Murphy, President of Murphy Brothers Contracting, and HBRACT current President, Ken Boynton. Photo Credit: Contributed

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Murphy Brothers Contracting of Mamaroneck won three 2014 Home Building Industry (HOBI) Awards from the HBRA of Connecticut and two Pinnacle Awards from the Hudson Valley Builders and Remodelers Association in New York for its Shore Road Project in Greenwich, Conn.

The coastal colonial-style home was designed by Crozier Gedney Architects. Lois Arena of Steven Winter Associates was the project energy consultant.

With a HERS Rating of 27, The Shore Road Project meets all of the high-performance requirements of the Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home certification program.

Constructed with Fox Block ICF exterior walls, it meets the building envelope and HVAC requirements listed in the checklists of ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0.

The home meets the indoor air quality specifications of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor AirPlus and the water-saving requirements of EPA’s WaterSense program. It also meets the insulation requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which is a DOE program requirement. It more than meets the program’s Renewable Energy Ready Checklists by having a 4.5-kW Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingle photovoltaic (PV) system already integrated into the roof.

The Shore Road Project was the site of several “Muddy Boots Tours” designed to provide education on green building methods to area design professionals and hosted a continuing education seminar on the Energy Star Rating Program. The project is a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home case study and has been accepted into the CT Zero Energy Challenge. And it was chosen as a featured home on the CT-USGC 2014 Spring Green Home Tour, proving that “style” and “sustainability” can go hand-in-hand.

The HBRA of Connecticut HOBI awards are the most prestigious awards presented in Connecticut for excellence in design, construction, sales and marketing, and financing by members of the state-wide organization.  The three HOBI Awards are:

  • Best Green Energy-Efficient Custom Home: 15 Shore Road, Old Greenwich. (Architect: Crozier Gedney Architects; Energy Consultant: Lois Arena, Steven Winter Associates)
  • Best Green Product: Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles at 15 Shore Road, Old Greenwich.
  • Best Special Event: “Muddy Boots” open house tours of 15 Shore Road, Old Greenwich.

Murphy Brothers also received two HVBRA Pinnacle Awards for the same energy-efficient project. The Pinnacle Awards recognize outstanding performance by Hudson Valley building industry professionals during 2014. The two Pinnacle Awards are:

  • Best Green Home: 15 Shore Road, Old Greenwich (Architect: Crozier Gedney Architects; Energy Consultant: Lois Arena, Steven Winter Associates)
  • Best Innovative Product: Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles (at 15 Shore Road, Old Greenwich) .

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