Murfey Construction builds ‘green’ for homeowner savings in La Jolla and San Diego County
By Marti Gacioch
“Building green is thinking green,” said Russell Murfey, who co-owns and operates Murfey Construction with his brother Scott. Murfey Home Construction, known for its high-end custom homes, remodels and commercial projects throughout San Diego, is building with green products and technology to provide big savings for both homeowners and the environment.
The company recently completed a custom-built, energy-efficient beach home facing La Jolla Shores Beach. The state-of-the-art home typifies the high-level quality and long-term savings that Murfey’s design and construction team provide by using green elements.
The 4,200-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath solar-powered home with elevator features well-insulated windows and doors and a high-efficiency heating and cooling system.
It exceeds California’s Title 24 energy requirements with its installed water-efficient plumbing fixtures, including tankless water heaters, Energy Star appliances and LED lighting. Recycled and sustainable materials (such as insulation made from denim blue jeans, engineered wood flooring, sustainable tile and countertop materials, recycled wood and concrete products) were beautifully blended into the building process.
For the Murfey team, building efficiently is a hallmark of the design process. Russell said any well-planned project will provide good exposure to natural lighting and good ventilation.
As with all Murfey-built projects, the team is also using state-of-the-art building products that emphasize green technology to construct Famosa, a mixed-use residential-commercial project on the corner of Voltaire Street and Catalina Boulevard in Point Loma.
The property will include nine contemporary-styled three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath townhomes with two-car garages. A few of the 1400-1500 square foot townhomes will include a rooftop deck. The project will also feature 2,128 square feet of retail space for a business suitable to the pedestrian neighborhood, such as a coffeehouse, cafe and shops. Famosa is scheduled for completion this spring.
“With our projects, we install highly efficient, cost-effective products whenever possible, including gas appliances, which are less expensive to operate than electric appliances,” Murfey said. “We build with Quartz countertops and recycled wood flooring, including bamboo and try to keep products out of the landfill by recycling more than 50 percent of the materials we use.”
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