Childcare Centre - Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality
Developers of a new Early Learning Centre contacted CETEC to assess the need for air quality control in order to assure the long-term health of children and staff. Read on to learn more

A new state-of-the art Early Learning Centre in Attadale, Perth is being developed with roof-top play to give its children much-needed outdoor stimulation in an otherwise highly developed urban environment.

With a child-centric approach, they contacted CETEC to assess the need and determine how to best control for local air pollution to ensure the long-term safety and health of its children.

Project Details

Indoor Air Quality

Our Work

  • Using several testing techniques overlaid with Department of Water and Environmental Regulation data CETEC reported on air quality against published guidelines – including National Environment Protection Measures (Commonwealth), Worksafe Australia, United States Environmental Protection Agency, World Health Organisation, Environmental Design Green Building, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Air quality tests were conducted – including extended period PM2.5 and PM10 monitoring, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Benzene, Ethyl Benzene, Toluene, Xylene (BTEX)
  • Provided preliminary recommendations for further assessment of air quality impacts and verification of features designed to mitigate vehicle emissions; attended Community consultations to explain report outcomes.

Our Impact

  • Enabled the design development to mitigate air quality impacts.
  • Helped developers satisfy DA provisions and address community concerns.
  • Assured long-term health of children and staff at the childcare centre.