What is Quiet Mark and what does it mean to homeowners and tenants?
Since its ground-breaking launch 10 years ago in January 2012, Quiet Mark, the independent global certification programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society, has pioneered a platform for consumers and industry specifiers to easily find the quietest high-performance products and leading solutions to unwanted noise, to support public health and wellbeing.
“Because sound measurement is complex and not easily understood, consumers don’t have time to evaluate and compare the sound output of each product, yet an ear-splitting juicer sounding off every morning, pings and bleeps from appliances, a rumbling shower pump or annoying extractor affects concentration, makes one irritated and builds up unnecessary stress which can affect health negatively in the long term.’ comments Poppy Szkiler Quiet Mark’s CEO & Co-Founder.
“We felt it was very important for consumers and trade buyers to have an expert definitive guide to the quietest products currently on the market, year on year, across all product categories. Quiet Mark was created as the trusted third-party certification programme to serve public health, supported by expert acoustic evaluation.
The aim of the long-established Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation, (est1959) is to improve the quality of the aural environment to improve health and well-being. At Quiet Mark, we support this aim in the area of appliance technology and building materials, by providing purchasers with the information they really need to make enlightened decisions to achieve a peaceful and productive environment.
“Quiet Mark does all the in-depth science testing and technical triangulations. It is an easily understood global approval system, profiling the products which are quietest in category in an area that had never been addressed before, empowering the consumer to exercise purchasing choice for the products they share their lives with whilst encouraging manufacturers to design-in noise reduction at R&D stage.
Today, over 1,000 appliances and acoustic materials, from 90+ global brands, across more than 70+ product categories, have passed the expert technical acoustic assessments to achieve Quiet Mark certification. When buyers see the distinctive purple Q certification logo alongside a product, they know it’s one of the quietest, most pleasant sounding or most technically effective in noise reduction or acoustic properties in-category, available on the current market.