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Committed to Healthy Living Environments

We believe in prioritizing indoor air quality, energy efficiency and the environment when building a home. From the building materials chosen to the methods employed, we strive to stay on top of the latest advances in green and healthy building technology and apply them in our construction.

Protecting the environment is vital, but equally important is safeguarding the health of the occupants in the home. With this in mind, we strive to use building materials that are GREENGUARD certified. We share GREENGUARD’s goal of improving human health and quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing people’s exposure to chemicals and other pollutants.

HealthyChildLogoBloomfield Development is proud to have built the 2012 Healthy Child Healthy World Showcase Home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Healthy Child Healthy World is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to protecting children from harmful chemicals.

Healthy Child Healthy World’s mission is to promote awareness and responsibility to create cleaner, greener, safer environments for families. This nonprofit organization collaborates with residential homebuilders to build Showcase Homes that demonstrate a commitment to healthy building practices. We at Bloomfield Development are pleased to have been part of this groundbreaking initiative.

Below is a list of some of Bloomfield Development’s healthy and green building practices:

  • Formaldehyde-free drywall

  • Foam insulation that is GREENGUARD Certified for Children & Schools

  • Air Krete® Insulation

  • EcoBatt® Insulation

  • WaterSense certified low flow plumbing fixtures

  • Water-based release agents on concrete forms

  • High percentage of fly ash in concrete

  • Bamboo flooring

  • Low VOC paints and stains

  • High performance insulated windows with argon gas and low-e coatings.

  • We have even used triple-pane windows in our projects.

  • High efficiency HVAC units

  • Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)

  • Radiant in-floor heating throughout the entire home

  • Sprinkler system

  • Radon mitigation

  • Dual flush toilets