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John Connell Awards 2017

Anderson Acoustics is proud to support the Noise Abatement Society’s 2017 John Connell Awards through our sponsorship of the Quiet Mark Award of Distinction. This award is presented to companies who have shown outstanding innovation and values that align with Quiet Mark objectives.

This year, there were two winners of the Quiet Mark Award:

Salamander Pumps achieved the Quiet Mark Award of Distinction for its long-term and continuing commitment to prioritise acoustics in their product design, and to educating consumers on sound levels and the impact they can have on our lives. The company set out to introduce one of the quietest mains water pumps on the market and then applied the same design principles on almost every range that they manufacture. Their range of shower pumps includes the quietest twin-ended pump in the UK. More details about their products and noise ratings can be found on their website here.

Interface is a global flooring manufacturer who have worked hard to integrate an acoustic backing into the design of their new Level Set vinyl tiles as standard, to reduce impact sounds such as footsteps or dropped objects. Laboratory tests showed a significant outperformance compared to equivalent products on the market. Interface was awarded the Quiet Mark Award of Distinction to recognise their awareness of acoustics as a significant environmental factor, as well as their commitment to minimise sound transmission by incorporating an acoustic solution as standard.

The John Connell Awards are named after Noise Abatement Society’s founder John Connell OBE, who lobbied the Noise Abatement Act through Parliament in 1960. These annual awards, known as the ‘Noise Oscars’, are now in their 16th year. They acknowledge the importance of the quality of sound in our lives, and champion vital advances in reducing the negative impact of unnecessary noise for the public benefit. Over 200 recipients from local authorities, industry, organisations and individuals have now been honoured for the significant impact they have made to improve the aural environment.

We would like to extend our congratulations to all of the winners. Further details of this year’s awards can be found here.

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