Local Government Case Study
What has been going on?
- Meeting many LGs across London and the rest of the UK
- Learning about what LGs want and how Deliver Change can facilitate
- Different ways LGs could fund AirSensa units
Free data for Government
Part of the business plan for AirSensa, is to provide the data from the AirSensa freely to Government. The purpose of this is so that Governments can use the data to:
- Inform policy planning
- Plan intervention strategies
- Impact measurement
- Education of residents
Potential sources for Local Governments funding units
1. Private sector sponsorship / unit sales. From local businesses sponsoring units on local schools and buying for their own buildings – Deliver Change would value your assistance in contacting and introducing suitable private sector businesses.
2. Commercial building unit purchases / planning requirements. This funding can be achieved by including a requirement to install AirSensa units in the planning regulations. As agreements would be directly between the developer and Deliver Change, would avoid using any borough resource at all and can replace the requirement for temporary monitoring, but provides 5 years’ worth of data.
3. Public sector infrastructure spend from Section 106 resources. Deliver Change is working with some councils on using existing section 106 funding to build out the public infrastructure-based coverage.
4. Public health funds. Deliver Change has discovered that increasingly public health officers are being included in discussions around overall funding for the project.
5. Smart City projects. Currently, Deliver Change are discussing a number of ways of funding projects from future revenue streams. For example embedding air quality monitoring in other infrastructure such as street lighting.