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Recreation Facility LED Light Upgrade: An in-depth look at the City of Peterborough

Posted: October 18, 2017


The City of Peterborough recently made use of the LAS Recreation Facility Lighting Service “to reduce energy consumption and reduce maintenance costs while increasing the lighting efficiency."  This case study explores two facilities that underwent upgrades and their associated energy and cost savings.

Digitally Transforming #OnMuni

Posted: October 11, 2017
Tagged As: Digital, Government, Legislation & Regulation, Technology

Open data. Social media. Automated vehicles. IoT. Blockchain. AI.  Once thought of as science fiction, these are now very real advancements emerging at a relentless pace.  For municipal governments to succeed in this environment, they must continue to reimagine processes and service delivery, while being responsive and innovative when engaging with citizens.

Five Benefits of a Group Benefits Plan

Posted: October 04, 2017
Tagged As: Group Benefits, LAS Programming

A well-designed group benefits plan offers employees the protection they deserve and can make your workplace an attractive and satisfying place to work.  Without one, your organization may be selling itself short.  Discover the benefits of offering a Group Benefits plan to your employees.

Thaw Frozen Water Laterals Quickly with an SLWC Warranty

Posted: September 27, 2017
Tagged As: LAS Programming, Sewer & Water Line Warranty

You'd never know it from the weather, but winter is right around the corner.  Find out how providing your residents with an optional Service Line Warranties of Canada warranty could save them time and money when it comes to thawing frozen water laterals.

A Sit-down with Ontario’s Electricity Rate Regulator

Posted: September 20, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy

Earlier this summer LAS sat down with the Ontario Energy Board to get some answers to common questions about their role in Ontario's energy market, including Hydro One's application for a distribution rate increase.

Turning Radishes and Rutabagas into Revenues

Posted: September 13, 2017
Tagged As: Energy, GHG Emissions, Natural Gas, Waste Management

Renewable Natural Gas provides an environmentally responsible solution to diverting organic waste from landfill while producing stable, clean, renewable fuel to heat buildings and fuel vehicle fleets. Discover how municipalities across Canada are making use of RNG and what opportunities might exist for you municipality.

Harness Your Inner Energy Champion

Posted: September 06, 2017
Tagged As: Energy, Training

Each individual in your organization is constantly making energy-purchasing decisions.  Discover how simple, actionable messages can inspire and motivate employees to make changes in their daily tasks to achieve 3-5% in energy savings.

Why the "Worst First" Approach to Road Maintenance isn't Always the Best

Posted: August 30, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment

Today's municipalities face an aging infrastructure alongside increasing operational costs, yet  budgets consistently fall short in addressing infrastructure needs.  Discover why the "worst roads first" approach to road maintenance isn’t always the best, and how better data can lead to improved maintenance strategies that lower costs over the long-term.

Risk Management Considerations for Community Gardens

Posted: August 23, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Risk Management

Community gardens are popular with urban dwellers who don’t have access to gardening space. They can also be beneficial for municipalities, if properly managed.  Discover risk related issues to consider when developing a community garden, and some of the rules you can impose to prevent them.

Managing Plug Loads in Your Municipality

Posted: August 16, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Training

Plug loads account for 33% of energy consumed in office buildings and can be as high as 50% in buildings that have undergone HVAC and lighting efficiency upgrades.  Learn how following a few simple tips can reduce the impact of plug load and its corresponding costs.

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