The effect of type and location of baby cots on indoor environment quality in a daycare centre

Mark J. de Waard, Wim Zeiler

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Little children spend a lot of their time in daycare centres while their parents are at work. While the effect of poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in office buildings has been vastly studied, very limited empirical studies on the effect of different environmental factors in daycare centres is available. In this study, the indoor air quality within baby cots of a Dutch daycare centre was studied in detail. Besides an extensive literature survey, actual measurements were performed at a daycare centre especially the effects of type and location of baby cots on the perceived indoor environmental quality. Analysis of the results obtained from this study shows indoor air quality levels in daycare centres requires more attention. The intention of this research is to come forward with some guidelines based on the lessons learned.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Conference on Healthy Buildings Europe 2015, 18-20 May 2015, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
EditorsM.G.L.C. Loomans, M. te Kulve
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-90-386-3889-8
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2015
EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2015, HB 2015 - Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 18 May 201520 May 2015


ConferenceHealthy Buildings Europe 2015, HB 2015
Abbreviated titleHB 2015 Europe
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