World Health Organisation research shows that environmental noise pollution affects mental and physical health and is now second only to air pollution as the world’s largest killer pollutant. An independent scheme, Quiet Mark acoustically tests products to enable consumers to easily identify quieter products for the home, workplace and public spaces which will benefit health and wellbeing.
of UK Consumers would like their homes to be quieter
of UK Consumers would be more likely to buy an appliance labelled as ‘quiet’ over an appliance of the same performance
of consumers say it does matter how loud an appliance is when they use it at home
reduction in productivity in noisy open plan offices
Quiet Mark has drawn together a unique alliance of major retailers and NBS, a leading construction data and specification platform, to help shoppers and specifiers find the quietest appliance technology and acoustic materials available on the market to support people's health and wellbeing. By highlighting the distinctive purple Quiet Mark as a trusted symbol, our partners are enabling buyers to make a more informed choice about quieter high-performance products and materials they will share their lives with. This is a powerful example of collective customer care to combat stress-related noise in the built environment - an important health and environment issue.
Quiet Mark also partners with one of the most trusted and respected names in the United States of America, the US Good Housekeeping Institute who is responsible for testing and reviewing thousands of products for the benefit of its 3.68 million readers. The rigorous acoustic testing process continually raises the bar to encourage excellent acoustic design.