Coming Up: 1950’s Ranch Goes Green

30 Mar, 2012

By Polly Kreisman


Want to watch as a 1953 raised ranch goes green?


Murphy Brothers Contracting, a local firm since 1979, now specializing in the “greening” homes, is having a Green Open House Tour on Saturday, March 31, from 10am to 2pm.


They call this “a rare opportunity to get an up-close-and-personal peek into an actual green renovation in progress.” Meet the pros involved and learn what they are doing.


Join them at the house at 64 Holbrooke Road, White Plains. And watch the progress on the owner’s blog.


When the eco-friendly renovation is complete, the owner will have 1,000 square feet of additional space, a more open floor plan that brings nature in, and enough green features to apply for LEED Platinum Certification, including energy-saving spray foam insulation, geothermal heating and cooling in place of oil heating, custom energy-efficient windows, solar panels, and sustainable landscaping.
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