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Tuesday 04 March 2014

Help us find a Digital Product Designer

CarbonCulture is a pioneering sustainability start-up built on a real understanding of user-centered design. We’re working with fantastic partners and customers to make digital tools that accelerate sustainable practices in business, government and the public realm. And – in all seriousness – to make this acceleration irresistibly fun. CarbonCulture makes tools that enable people to discover activities that result in social and environmental benefit, as well as being delightful experiences in their own right.

We are looking for a user-centred designer with strong product thinking to come and join us in our lovely offices in Shoreditch. in the coming months we will design and test a number of new tools and we need a designer who ‘gets’ product thinking to join in. Experience shipping digital products for real users – whether games, digital products, public service, retail software or social software – will be valuable.

Friday 17 February 2012

Python/Django web developer

CarbonCulture – the latest initiative of More Associates – is an innovative digital platform to help people save energy and carbon. Our systems are currently in use by Number 10 Downing Street and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change. We get to work with world-class thinkers to build software that helps people get engaged in saving energy and carbon using social media and gaming techniques, whether or not they think of themselves as ‘green’.

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic developer who loves building rich, compelling, scalable Web applications, and tools to assist data specialists maintain and analyse large time-series data sets, making the most of the best technologies currently available. We have a large existing code base built using Python and Django on the backend, HTML5 and CSS3 on the frontend. As a small company our developers are involved at every level of development, from designing system architecture and database structures to building it and helping designers understand the technical challenges and possibilities.

Monday 10 October 2011

Carbon 2.0 event at City Hall

CarbonCulture is hosting a high-profile conferenceat London’s City Hall on 19th October that will spark debate about the role of digital media in driving low cost solutions to climate change.

The event, entitled “Carbon 2.0: Can London lead the low-carbon revolution?”, will be chaired by journalist and author Lucy Siegle with an expert panel including a special guest from the GLA; Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer at the Design Council; Molly Webb, Head of Smart Technologies at the Climate Group; Jennifer Clark, Director of Environment at Skanska PLC; and our very own Luke Nicholson, founder and director of CarbonCulture.

Places are limited so please contact Eben Marks on rsvp@carbonculture.net or call him on 020 7550 5620 if you would like to attend. The full invitation is available here.

Friday 06 August 2010

CarbonCulture launches at seven Whitehall Departments

CarbonCulture is a new initiative started by More Associates for organisations that want to get really good at saving energy and carbon. Structured as a social enterprise, CarbonCulture exists to help all its members find the best 'moves' they can make to save energy and carbon.

CarbonCulture will spread that knowledge amongst the membership so we can all get better at saving as quickly and as cheaply as possible. We've been working for some time with pioneers DECC and Defra to design strategies to achieve initial savings.

After months of work, the first organisations to sign up launched with CarbonCulture's debut tool last week - an easy-to-use reporting tool to allow members to show the public their present energy and carbon practices. These are some of the most progressive Government departments – from HM Treasury to the Cabinet Office.

Shortly, new tools will be offered to members that will help to identify and drive new savings. CarbonCulture will be providing some amazing tools to help to do this in the coming weeks and months. If your organisation would like to get involved, send an email to membership@carbonculture.net.

Tuesday 23 February 2010

DECC select CarbonCulture behaviour-change programme

Today an extremely thorough procurement process came to a successful close when the Department of Energy and Climate Change selected More Associates to deliver an innovative programme that brings together realtime information with design-for-behaviour change. The project will create tools to deliver behavioural efficiency in DECC’s London headquarters, and that will have ready application across the Government estate.

Monday 08 February 2010

More Associates to pilot CarbonCulture on the Defra estate

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs today decided to pilot More Associates’ behaviour-change and realtime information platform, CarbonCulture, for use across the Defra estate. Defra have been doing sector-leading work on the physical fabric of their estate for the last 18 months, since the beginning of their facilities management contract with Interserve.

Monday 23 March 2009

Onzo wins 2009 Red Dot design award

Onzo, the smart energy company started and incubated by More Associates, has won a 2009 Red Dot Design award for the Energy Saving Kit, the only product of its type to receive this honour. The Red Dot award is considered by some the most prestigious product design award in the world. Onzo has had great design at its heart from its beginnings in 2003, when More Associates first started considering how design could help people to save energy.

The Onzo design team have worked tirelessly to bring Onzo to production, and this award is a well earned recognition of their efforts. The smart energy-saving kit is designed to be easy-to-use, attractive, and efficient - so that people can save energy and carbon as easily as possible. Onzo products will be available in mid-2009 through Scottish and Southern Energy in the UK, and through retail channels and energy suppliers globally.

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Onzo reveal the shape of mass-market product

Congratulations to Onzo, the smart energy company spun off from More Associates just one year ago, who have released much-anticipated images of the Onzo product that will shortly be dropping through the letterboxes of energy-savers. The smart energy-saving kit is designed to be easy-to-use, attractive, and efficient; all so that people can save energy and carbon as easily as possible. Have a look at their press release here. Onzo products will be available in mid-2009 through Scottish and Southern Energy in the UK, and through retail and energy suppliers globally.

Thursday 25 December 2008

More Associates anticipates 2009; wishes merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone!

2008 was an exciting year for More: It was the year that Onzo became independent, won major investment to take climate-change to the masses, and was later listed in the Guardian clean-tech 100. The new GVEP International website was shortlisted for the prestigious EBIC Social Impact Awards for its success in taking sophisticated knowledge and information management to the third sector. And John Grant's 'Green Marketing Manifesto' recently won the environmental category of the British Book Design and Production Awards 2008.

Wednesday 03 December 2008

Environmental book design of the year goes to More Associates project

We're very proud to announce that the the Green Marketing Manifesto by John Grant won the Environmental award in the British Book Design and Production Awards 2008. Visual design, art-direction, sustainable design and technical approach for the book were delivered by More Associates. The design maintained the quality feel of a hardback book, while reducing its embodied carbon and waste impact, and reflecting the content of the book in its production.