Update: December 2014
Murphy Brothers Contracting Awarded for Old Greenwich Green Home Construction...featuring Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles
L to R: 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, HBRACT current President, Ken Boynto


Murphy Brothers Contracting is pleased to announce that their Shore Road Project was selected to receive (3) 2014 Home Building Industry (HOBI) Awards from the HBRA of Connecticut and (2) Pinnacle Awards from the HVBRA in New York.  These are five of ten different awards that Murphy Brothers received last week from the HBRA & HVBRA at their respective annual awards ceremonies.


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 and constructed with Fox Block ICF exterior wall construction and featuring Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles (the first in Fairfield County), The Shore Road Project meets the following requirements:


  • All of the high-performance requirements of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home certification program.
  • The building envelope and HVAC requirements listed in the checklists of ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0. 
  • 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.
  • The insulation requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which is a DOE program requirement.
  • More than meets the program's Renewable Energy Ready Checklists by having a 4.5-kW photovoltaic (PV) system already integrated into the roof.
    L to R: Michael Murphy, Diane Murphy, Lois Arena, energy consultant, Laura Murphy, CJ Murphy, Norton Wheeler, 2015 President of HBRA of CT, Nils Fredricksen, project architect, Chris Murphy, President of Murphy Brothers Contracting

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, it 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 (3) HOBI Awards are:

Best Green Energy-Efficient Custom Home:  15 Shore Road, Old Greenwich, CT. (Architect: Crozier Gedney Architects; Energy Consultant: Lois Arena, Steven Winter Associates)

Best Green Product: Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles at 15 Shore Road, Old Greenwich, CT  

Best Special Event: "Muddy Boots" open house tours of 15 Shore Road, Old Greenwich, CT    


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 (2) Pinnacle Awards are:

Best Green Home: 15 Shore Road, Old Greenwich, CT

(Architect: Crozier Gedney Architects; Energy Consultant: Lois Arena, Steven Winter Associates)

Best Innovative Product: Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles (at 15 Shore Road, Old Greenwich, CT)   

Check Out Our Award Winning Website

We are delighted that our website has been honored with the 2014 HOBI Award for "Best Builder's Website". 
Three Things You Should Know...
 ...About The Space at Habitat

1.  It's a non-profit home improvement materials and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories and building materials at a fraction of the retail price.


2.  It will be an open space for the community, as a ReStore, as well as an education development facility and disaster relief center.

3.  Each month it will feature an art exhibit highlighting the work of local artists plus students from local schools and universities.


For more information, contact Habitat for Humanity at www.habitatwc.org or call (914) 636-8335. 

Open Door Toy Drive

Murphy Brothers is collecting toys for Open Door Family Medical Centers' Holiday Toy Drive, helping to bring smiles to children less fortunate through your generous support. Please bring your (new & unwrapped) toys (*) for children  ages

newborn to 14 years old to our office before December 12th. All of the toys are

given to the young patients of Open Door Family Medical Centers. Their goal is to collect 2,500 toys, and every toy counts!  For more information and about additional ways you can help, contact Alicia Ward, Volunteer Coordinator at 914-502-1468 or award@odfmc.org  

(*) Suggested Value:  $10 - $20  

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 youcan 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
For Project Bids, Contact Tom Beasley, tom@murphybrothers.com, 914.777.5777
Your Home Deserves and Award-Winning Building-Integrated PhotoVoltaic System

DOW Powerhouse Solar Shingles

HVBRA 2014 Pinnacle Award for "Best Innovative Product" and
HBRA-CT 2014 HOBI Award for "Best Green Product"

To determine if DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles are right for your home, contact Murphy Brothers Contracting at solarshingles@murphybrothers.com or call (914) 777-5777. 

To arrange a presentation on the benefits of DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles for your group or organization, contact Michael Murphy at michael@murphybrothers.com or call (914) 424-3422. 


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