Michael Murphy

Building Green & Saving Money – with Michael Murphy, Murphy Brothers Contracting

Episode 58

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Ron Kamen

Ron Kamen has decades of expertise & leadership in catalyzing exponential change in sustainable energy adoption with communities, governments, non-profits, and businesses.

Quantum Quote: “I know one thing – that I know nothing.” – Socrates

Do you want to learn how to build a home that is comfortable, healthy, and beautiful? Do you want your home to be green and energy-efficient? Do you want to know the type of construction company that can turn your youthful dream home into reality? If you do, then you’re up for a great treat today!

Spending time inside a home that is comfortable, healthy, energy-efficient, and sustainable would be a wonderful gift you could give yourself and your family. Not only are you contributing to a wonderful living experience, but you’re helping spread the word about carbon reduction. 

Listen to this episode and be guided by our guest into the world of better and efficient buildings.

Michael Murphy is responsible for Business Development at Murphy Brothers Constructing Inc. – an award-winning general contracting firm founded by brothers Sean & Chris Murphy. They started with small remodeling jobs in their early years, but their outstanding reputation has led to larger projects in the greater Westchester, lower Hudson Valley, and southern Fairfield region. 

From their experience in building a Dream Home with Westchester Magazine, they realized that building green is important in what they do. They created a monthly series of continuing education presentations for building design professionals, highlighting energy-efficiency and sustainability as we head towards a carbon-neutral built environment.

Murphy Brothers Contracting is vitally concerned with the impact of their work on the environment, and the people who use their buildings. The company has developed the philosophy that building green is simply building smart. They believe that sustainable construction methods and materials are not only good for the environment – but are also good for business and the people who live and work in their buildings. 

Murphy Brothers Contracting participated in the first Gold LEED for Homes project and the first NAHB Gold-Certified home, and is currently working on the first multifamily project designed to FitWel-certification.             

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SuperNova #1. The simple aspect of saving energy today can be accomplished in more ways than one. While we wait for the next big thing, there are several things that are happening today that you can start and can help us get into energy savings. There are many solutions available today. Don’t wait for tomorrow. The time to wait is over. 

SuperNova #2. Eliminating waste is a big aspect of what we’re about and the materials we provide, and of course, everything that drives to making our living environments more comfortable while conserving energy and bringing resiliency. We continue to make an impact, and that’s what keeps us motivated every day. That’s exactly the reason why we get up and do what we do.  

SuperNova #3. Now it’s a question of scale. The more phase change bio PCM materials that we can make and put out there, the more carbon emissions we’re able to reuse, the better it is on the comfort level, more people are able to access food, food doesn’t get thrown away, and the impact of all these is less plastic is thrown away. 

Worst Career Moment: “The one that really changed me is when I had a road accident that literally killed me. I’m not quite sure if people around me thought I would survive. I spent several months in a hospital wired-up. That was in the peak of my youth. My face was all battered.” – Govi Rao

Aha! Moment: “I saw the impact my parents, grandparents, and people around me have made through people in the ecosystem, and my aha moment is that we can – as individuals – make an impact. I’m lucky to be surrounded by people who made amazing impact.” – Govi Rao

Best Advice He’s Ever Received: “Do your best. Always.” – Govi Rao

Personal Habit that Contributes to Success: “Perseverance. Stay on it.” – Govi Rao

Internet Resource: Circular Economy at https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy/what-is-the-circular-economy 

Book Recommendation:  Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U9S6FI/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 

Magic Wand: “Education.” – Govi Rao

Most Energized About Today: “The outlook in the US and around the world on future generations – what they stand for.” – Govi Rao

WTF or F: “I lived through a flood growing up in India where pretty much lots of the city got washed away. We survived; however, there was tremendous damage, and this happens more frequently especially for me. I’ve also been through a couple of earthquakes.” – Govi Rao

Parting Advice: “Make the change today. Take it on to make the change today. Don’t wait. There’s many ways each one of us can contribute. It doesn’t matter if you’re a middle school student or a high school student or a senior in college or a professional. Each one of us bears responsibility and I think we can all contribute to change. It’s an amazing life. It’s a gift. Let’s make the change happen.” – Govi Rao


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