Updated 5/19/17 – Murphy Brothers also recently received the “Westchester County 2017 Earth Day Award” for the development of their facility. The company “demonstrated a commitment to sustainability by developing a state-of-the-art, green facility for Mamaroneck Self Storage that included solar shingles, heat-recovery ventilators, a high-efficiency variable refrigerant flow cooling and heating system, and energy-efficient windows,” according to a press release.
The award was presented to the Murphys and Martelli by Kevin Plunkett, deputy executive of Westchester County, during an Earth Day celebration on May 13. The event at Kensico Dam Plaza featured live music and entertainment, environmental exhibits, giveaways, and an outdoor market with ready-to-eat foods and earth-friendly products.
This year, the county recognized local governments, individuals, schools, businesses and other organizations for initiatives and notable accomplishments in solid-waste reduction, recycling and environmental conservation, the release stated.
4/16/17 – Murphy Brothers Contracting Inc. has received The Best of BOMA Westchester County's Signature Award in the "Reposition/Repurpose” category for the development of Mamaroneck Self Storage in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Company owners Chris and Sean Murphy will be honored at a May 11 dinner hosted by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Westchester County. The event will take place at the Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y., according to a press release.
"While all building awards are special, we are deeply honored to have Mamaroneck Self Storage recognized by BOMA of Westchester,” said Chris Murphy.
Opened in 2015, Mamaroneck Self Storage features numerous green initiatives, including DOW Powerhouse Solar Shingles, which are a combination of roof shingles and a solar-panel system. Designed by Kim Martelli, owner of KTM Architect, the 40,000-square-foot facility also includes heat-recovery ventilators, a high-efficiency variable refrigerant flow cooling and heating system, and energy-efficient windows.
Murphy Brothers plans to build another 60,000 square feet of space on the self-storage site, with yet more eco-friendly inclusions. "We're big believers in green construction. We're hoping to make phase two even more energy-efficient,” Sean Murphy said.
Murphy Brothers also received a 2016 Home Building Industry Award for "Best Green Commercial Project” from the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut Inc.
BOMA of Winchester County is a division of BOMA International, a federation of 93 U.S. associations, 11 regional associations in Canada and 13 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, it represents the owners and managers of commercial properties. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Mamaroneck, Murphy Brothers Contracting constructs and renovates custom homes and builds commercial projects in the Westchester Hudson Valley region and Fairfield County. It also owns Murphy Brothers Millworks.
- Westchester County: 2017 Earth Day Awards