Update: June 2014

Shore Road Project on 2014 Green Homes Tour 


Want to learn how to save money on your utility and home maintenance bills?


Murphy Brothers Contracting's Shore Road Project will be included in the upcoming CT Green Building Council's (CTGBC) 2014 Green Homes Tour on Saturday June 7th from 12 Noon through 3 pm.  Located at 15 Shore Road in Old Greenwich, the newly constructed single family coastal colonial home features: 

  • Fully insulated concrete form (ICF) exterior wall construction
  • Closed-cell spray foam insulation and recycled blue-jean insulation where essential
  • Energy-efficient Marvin & Andersen windows and doors
  • Super energy-efficient air-source heat pump w/ ERV system
  • Condensing tankless water heater (over 90% efficient)
  • Water-saving plumbing fixtures and appliances
  • Dow Powerhouse Solar roof Shingles

Homeowners, Renters, Landlords, Design Professionals, Builders and Public Officials are welcome to tour homes that have used energy efficient construction standards and clean energy technologies to build or renovate their homes.  Joanna Grab, Chair of the CTGBC Green Homes Committee and a Sustainability Consultant for Steve Winter Associates, a national green building firm located in South Norwalk stated:  "This tour builds on our successful Fall 2013 Tour and allows visitors to speak to experts and homeowners about how they reduced their utility bills, have a more comfortable home, and have added value to their investment".


"It used to be the perception that green buildings had to be modern and contemporary," said homeowner Diane Murphy. "It was one of those stereotypes that it had to be a modern house. This house is green, but it looks very traditional, like the coastal Colonial you're used to seeing." The three-story home features a finished basement, four bedrooms and four full bathrooms. With a cupola, a "captain's walk" and Hardi-plank clapboard siding, the home fits in seamlessly with the character of its neighborhood.


On the outside, the only visible difference is the solar shingles on the roof -- they're a new product that contains solar technology within an actual roof shingle, allowing homeowners to make energy without having to add bulky solar panels on top of their roofs.  "Energy independence and the use of renewable building materials are necessary design criteria", added project architect, Rex Gedney.


The (CTGBC) 2014 Green Homes Tour highlights selected high performance buildings, presenting a range of energy efficient and sustainable building techniques, from easy energy upgrades to certified net zero homes; many made affordable with rebates and grants offered from the State of CT through CEFIA and energy companies.


The home designs vary greatly, offering something for everyone and includes new construction, gut rehabs and renovations.  For more information,click here.



Three Things You Should Know About...

The Shore Road Project

  1. The home features full insulated concrete form (ICF) exterior wall construction. For comfort & peace, there's no equal,... ICF buildings offer constant room temperatures meaning no more drafts or hot/cold spots and there are less sound issues when located in high traffic areas.
  2. It introduces Dow Powerhouse solar shingle installation to Fairfield County (CT), the very first installation in the county, producing more than half its electrical power usage.
  3. The kitchen island countertop was fabricated from 100 year old reclaimed wormy chestnut beams in Murphy Brothers Contracting's mill shop.  Our mill shop also produced the family room cabinetry, bath vanities and the front entry door!
CLOUT at Murphy Brothers Contracting
The Business Council held their April CLOUT! Meeting at Murphy Brothers Contracting this week. Sean Murphy, Vice President,  guided the CEO group on a tour and shared the remarkable business growth story. CLOUT! Meets monthly and currently has 13 CEOs participating, discusses relevant challenging business issues, shares best practices, and acts as resources for one another. 
We Proudly Support

The Furniture Sharehouse helps families get the furniture they need to start again after homelessness, domestic violence, or personal disasters that have set them back. For more information on how to get involved, visit their website


Habitat for Humanity's mission is to provide safe, quality, affordable, and green housing for lower-income families and individuals. Please help us in any way you can to help improve our community. For more information, visit their website.  


The Food Bank for Westchester's mission is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment. For more information visit their website
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Building Green is Building Smart

Murphy Brothers Contracting believes that building green is simply building smart.  Why not incorporate smart building technology into your next construction project. We are:

  • Certified Dow Powerhouse Solar shingles dealer/installers
  • Authorized fabricators and installers of Richlite recycled paper countertops as well as sustainable cabinetry materials
  • Certified LiveRoof installers
  • Certified FoxBlocks installers 

For more information, on these smart green products, visit our website at www.murphybrothers.com  under the "Building Green" section.

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