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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.

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.

EV Charging 101

Posted: August 09, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Electric Vehicles, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Fleet Management, GHG Emissions

If you are purchasing an electric vehicle, be it for personal use or for your municipal fleet, there's a few key pieces of information you ought to know about.  Get up to speed on need to know information about electric vehicle charging.

Build a Better Municipal Electricity Budget

Posted: July 19, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, Streetlights

Each year around time LAS fields questions about electricity rate increases as it relates to municipal budgeting for the upcoming year.  Many municipalities look for a simple percentage increase, but that doesn't tell the whole story.  Learn how to create a usage-based electricity budget and how this approach can be more useful to municipalities than simply accounting for a cost increase.

Program Spotlight: The LAS Recreational Facility LED Lighting Service

Posted: July 05, 2017
Tagged As: Energy, Energy Planning, GHG Emissions, LAS Programming, LED, Recreational Lighting

LED technology is at a point where it can be used in almost any application.  If your municipality is looking for ways to reduce electricity consumption and operational costs, consider the business case for an LED lighting upgrade from LAS. 

The Cost of Going Electric

Posted: June 14, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, Electricity, Energy, Fleet Management, GHG Emissions

While the environmental benefits of electric vehicles (EV) are clear, the financial considerations surrounding their purchase can be a little hazy.  Explore the up front and ongoing financial considerations in buying an EV and their impact on municipal fleets. 

Reduce Your Energy Consumption with Employee Training

Posted: May 24, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, Training

Reducing energy consumption is the fastest and easiest way to decrease energy costs.  LAS partners with TdS Dixon to offer a variety of energy training opportunities to help Ontario municipalities realize their energy management goals and reduce costs.  Discover how the smallest changes can make the biggest difference, and as Stephen Dixon points out, "you might not even need to spend a penny."

The Benefits of Employee Energy Management Training

Posted: April 11, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, Training

Employee turnover is noted as one of the most costly expenses for any business.  Find out how providing energy training cannot only help retain your employees and increase job satisfaction, but also save you money.