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Wednesday 18 April 2007 | Posted by Admin User

Monitors all round!

Interesting developments on the policy front, which we were asked to comment on in a follow-up article by the BBCs' Mark Kinver (which you can read here).

The Labour Party has announced new plans to provide 'real-time electricity monitors' to all households who request one. Electricity suppliers will be required to provide the displays free of charge to all households. According to Labour 'the plan could cut UK carbon dioxide emissions by 400,000 tonnes a year by 2010, equivalent to taking about 100,000 cars off the road.'

We'll be keeping an eye on how this one pans out...

Tuesday 10 February 2009 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

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.

Monday 19 February 2007 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

Ariel asks customers to do their washing at 30 degrees

In the first of a new kind of proposition in the mass market – one that we expect to see a lot more of over the coming months – Ariel launch a very cool campaign to get people to turn down their washing machines. This could begin to show that behavioural energy/ carbon marketing works, which is essential for most non-energy businesses to join in with the carbon debate. With TV, web and print applications, P&G are building green credibility and home-sense for Ariel by inviting people to change their behaviour, and strongly leading everyone to infer a key product benefit (washes better at lower temperatures, saving you money), while never actually stating it!

Tuesday 23 February 2010 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

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 26 March 2007 | Posted by Admin User

More Associates feature in Future London exhibition

Future London is a GLA project that helps Londoners to make their city sustainable, and shows how design and planning can help. The project was launched with a large exhibition in East London designed to show the public that sustainable living is both easy and affordable. The exhibition goes beyond describing the sustainable lifestyle choices that people can make by showing the consequences of these choices, making it easy to see the link between individual actions and local, national and global impacts.

Friday 06 August 2010 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

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.

Monday 23 March 2009 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

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.

Monday 10 October 2011 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

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 17 February 2012 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

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.