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  • Seoul implements the Indoor Air Quality Certification program for health-conscious facilities

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    • –Starting from May, on-site inspections to be made on 102 health-conscious facilities and 30 youth facilities for the certification screening
    • –Since 2012 when the first certification marks were given to 41 daycare centers, a total of 270 facilities have been certified as excellent facilities as of the end of 2017
    • –On-site inspections to be made in 26 categories in the three fields for the certification that will be valid for two years
    • –In addition, free consulting services about indoor air quality to be offered to small-scale facilities that are not subject to legal regulations

    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.

    [Attachment] Standard of Maintaining the IAQ Certification

    Standard of Maintaining the IAQ Certification
    FacilityPM10
    (㎍/㎥)
    CO2
    (ppm)
    Formaldehyde
    (㎍/㎥)
    Bio-aerosol
    (CFU/㎥)
    CO
    (ppm)
    PM2.5
    (㎍/㎥)
    Medical Center,
    Daycare Center,
    Elderly Nursing Home,  postpartum Care Centers
    Under 100Under 900Under 100Under 800Under 9Under 70
    PC cafe, library, private education institutionUnder 100Under 1,000Under 100Under 9