SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, May 3, 2018 – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will implement the “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Certification” program for health-conscious facilities, such as childcare centers and elderly nursing homes. Through this program, indoor air quality measurement, on-site inspections, and reviews of the judging committee will be carried out to certify excellent facilities.
Since 2012 when the first certification marks were given to 41 daycare centers, the target facilities have been expanded every year – As of the end of 2017, a total of 270 facilities including postpartum care centers and PC cafes were certified as excellent facilities for IAQ.
Starting from May, on-site inspections will be made on 102 health-conscious facilities including 80 daycare centers, five nursery homes for the aged, and 17 postpartum care centers; and 30 youth facilities including 15 PC cafes, seven libraries, and eight private education institutions. They had applied for the IAQ certification in each of 25 autonomous districts of Seoul.
The certification will be granted to the facilities that obtain more than 60 points of each category, and acquire a total of 75 points or more. Certified facilities are allowed to place the mark on the outside of their facilities. It is valid for two years.
In addition to the IAQ certification program, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is scheduled to offer free consulting services about indoor air quality to small-scale facilities that are not subject to legal regulations. The recipient facilities will be 641 facilities including 392 small-scale childcare centers, and indoor sports centers, public baths, indoor parking lots, and semi-basement rooms.
|Medical Center, |
Elderly Nursing Home, postpartum Care Centers
|Under 100||Under 900||Under 100||Under 800||Under 9||Under 70|
|PC cafe, library, private education institution||Under 100||Under 1,000||Under 100||–||Under 9||–|