Dave Allport is Birmingham City Council’s lead Change Agent, an internal consultant providing project management to transformational programmes. He has delivered regeneration and enterprise programmes in the public and voluntary sector throughout his working life, primarily in the West Midlands.
He is currently Programme Manager for Birmingham Energy Savers. Following on from a pilot phase that saw photovoltaic (PV) panels fitted to 60 properties, Phase 2 will see PV fitted to a further 2,000 properties to reduce fuel poverty and CO2 emissions. However, the true goal of the programme is to establish the Birmingham Energy Savers – Green Deal programme.
This is planned to deliver eco-refurbishment to 200,000 homes by 2026 and grow the green economy in Birmingham. As the next step, he will be overseeing a procurement process in April to select a company that can deliver refurbishment to 15,000 houses at a cost of £100m repaid by householders through the Green Deal.