FEATURES

Murphy Ranch Property

Murphy Ranch's PV carport.

Murphy Ranch Family Townhomes in Morgan Hill, California provide 100 affordable family townhomes on approximately 7.2 acres of land. The townhomes, arranged in 4 and 5-plexes, feature a transit stop at their entry and are a two block walk from the CalTrans Station. Other property features include a solar heated swimming pool, solar heated showers, a recreation building, and photovoltaic panels on the carports.  These solar panels supply 95% of the building’s recreation and common area electricity needs.  The development exceeds California’s Title 24 Energy Requirements by 25%.A few of Murphy Ranch Townhomes’ innovative green construction and finishing products include the following:

  • ENERGY STAR appliances (gas)
  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • Low water landscaping
  • Hydronic Heating which uses the hot water heater for space heating, saving space and cost
  • Recycled content carpeting that includes 78% or greater recycled content
  • Double-glazed windows and doors
  • Formaldehyde-free blown-in cellulose insulation
  • Recycled content interior trim and baseboards
  • Engineered structural lumber which is stronger than lumber, but uses less wood
  • Solar electric generation for common areas
  • Hardiboard fiber-cement siding
  • Free Eco Passes for all residents
  • Baltix office furniture made of wheat fiber and/or sunflower hulls making use of agricultural by-products
  • Sustainably harvested, FSC-certified Beech hardwood floor in community center