Murphy Brothers Contracting awarded for green home construction

From left, Michael Murphy, Diane Murphy, Lois Arena, energy consultant, Laura Murphy, CJ Murphy, Norton Wheeler, 2015 president of HBRA of CT, Nils Fredricksen, and project architect Chris Murphy, president of Murphy Brothers Contracting.

From left, Michael Murphy, Diane Murphy, Lois Arena, energy consultant, Laura Murphy, CJ Murphy, Norton Wheeler, 2015 president of HBRA of CT, Nils Fredricksen, and project architect Chris Murphy, president of Murphy Brothers Contracting.

Murphy Brothers Contracting recently announced that their Shore Road Project was selected to receive three Home Building Industry (HOBI) Awards from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HRA) of Connecticut and two Pinnacle Awards from the Hudson Valley Builders & Remodelers Association (HVBRA) in New York.

With a Home Energy Rating System (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 & marketing, and financing by members of the state-wide organization. The three HOBI Awards are Best Green Energy-Efficient Custom Home, Best Green Product for the use of Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles and Best Special Event for the muddy boots tours.

Murphy Brothers also received (2) 2014 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 and Best Innovative Product for the Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles. The Shore Road Project was crafted with the help of Crozier Gedney Architects and energy consultant Lois Arena of Steven Winter Associates.

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